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On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:55 AM, Garth Wallace <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Lenition of intervocalic consonants, though "lenition" is a pretty
> vague term (it could mean voicing, or fricativisation, or all sorts of
> stuff)
>

Isn't vagueness sometimes the point?  From what I understand, some
languages (Celtic languages come to mind) have several forms of lenition
linked together in what is essentially a progression of the same
phonological process.