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