عنوان مقاله [English]
Assimilation is one of the most important and popular phonological processes, and is common in almost all spoken languages in the world. The current research is an investigation of this phonological process and its various kinds in Lari language. Assimilation in Lari language has been studied in terms of three dimensions: similarity, continuity and orientation. On the basis of what was said above, assimilation in Lari consists of complete and partial assimilation, continuous and non-continuous assimilation, and regressive and progressive assimilation. Despite what Ahmadniya noted in 1385, the reciprocal assimilation is absent in Lari. In the course of the above-mentioned assimilation processes, the following cases may take place: consonant-to-consonant, consonant-to-vowel, vowel-to-consonant or a vowel-to-vowel assimilation. The process of consonant-to-consonant assimilation includes assimilation in voice, place of articulation and manner of articulation. In consonant-to-vowel assimilation, the changes happen in both place and manner of articulation. However, we cannot see examples of assimilation in voices in the case of consonant-to-vowel assimilation in Lari.The process of assimilation has been investigated in some dissertations written about Lari language, but only superficial and brief categorizations have been proposed. The current study is a systematic categorization of the process of assimilation in Lari.
The process of assimilation has been investigated in some dissertation on Lari, but only superficial and brief categorizations have been suggested in these researches but the current study is a systematic categorization of the process of assimilation in Lari.