Assimilation Rules. Instructor ： Ms. Terri Li-Chi Yueh Sophomore B Members of Group 1 ： Ｍ aychen Huang 592202221 Jasmine Wu 592202269 Sophia Zheng 592202283 Vanessa Zhan 592202330 Simon Huang 592202441 Coral Chen 592202582 Helen Tsai 592202594. Assimilation Rules. Definition. Assimilation.
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Instructor：Ms. Terri Li-Chi Yueh
Members of Group 1：
Ｍaychen Huang592202221Jasmine Wu592202269Sophia Zheng592202283Vanessa Zhan592202330Simon Huang592202441Coral Chen592202582Helen Tsai592202594
If the phoneme changes to match the preceding phoneme, it is progressive assimilation.
If the phoneme changes to match the following phoneme, it is regressive assimilation.
If there is a mutual influence between the two phonemes, it is reciprocal assimilation.
In the case the two phonemes can fuse completely and give a birth to a different one. This is called a coalescence. The result of consonant assimilation is usually a geminate consonant.