inlaut

inlaut

[in-lout]
noun, plural inlaute [in-lou-tuh] , inlauts. Linguistics.
1.
medial position in a word, especially as a conditioning environment in sound change.
2.
a sound in this position.
Compare anlaut, auslaut.


Origin:
1890–95; < German, equivalent to in- in-1 + Laut sound

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