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-All of the prefixes in these examples share the same meaning and function. Their selection is determined by context, i.e. by their phonological ​environment. The terminating phoneme of the prefix is assimilated to the phonetic (sound) properties of the initial phoneme of the word to which the prefix becomes attached. This process of context determined selection is called [[linguisticsweb:​glossary:​linguistics_glossary:​phonologicalconditioning|phonological conditioning]].+All of the prefixes in these examples share the same meaning and function. Their selection is determined by context, i.e. by their phonetic ​environment. The terminating phoneme of the prefix is assimilated to the phonetic (sound) properties of the initial phoneme of the word to which the prefix becomes attached. ​
  
 The rule in the above case works as follows: The rule in the above case works as follows:
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   * //ir-// is selected when the word to which the prefix becomes attached starts with the phoneme //r//   * //ir-// is selected when the word to which the prefix becomes attached starts with the phoneme //r//
   * //in-// is selected in any other phonetic environment,​ i.e. before any other consonant or before vowels   * //in-// is selected in any other phonetic environment,​ i.e. before any other consonant or before vowels
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 +This process of context determined selection is called [[linguisticsweb:​glossary:​linguistics_glossary:​phonologicalconditioning|phonological conditioning]].