[ fawr-tish-uh n ]
/ fɔrˈtɪʃ ən /
Phonetics. a phonological process that strengthens consonant articulation at the beginnings of syllables, causing devoicing or the formation of stops.
Linguistics. a type of Celtic mutation that derives historically from phonological fortition.
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