Fronting Definition

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(phonetics, phonology) A process whereby a vowel or a consonant is pronounced farther to the front of the vocal tract than some reference point.
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(phonology) A phonological relationship where a front vowel is found in place of a relative back vowel in an inflected form of a word.

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(linguistics) An analogous relationship between the vowel sounds in a dialect of a language relative to the language standard or an earlier form of the language.

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