Three of the most important of these are assimilation, dissimilation, and metathesis.
The female name Annabel is a dissimilation of Amabel, whence Mabel.
Dissimilation is first found in philological works published in the decade 1874-85.
In the family name Hansom, for Hanson, we have dissimilation of n (see p. 57).
Let us first of all glance at some of the most important phenomena in connection with assimilation and dissimilation.
To cause the opposite process of dissimilation, we draw one large sector among several smaller sectors.
In this combination of the two acts an assimilation process and a dissimilation process are joined together.
The sounds most frequently affected by dissimilation are those represented by the letters l, n, and r. Fr.
We have seen (p. 57) that the letters l, n, r are particularly subject to dissimilation and metathesis.