Grammar induced dissimilation?

2021.12.08 21:20 Palpatinezw Grammar induced dissimilation?

So I was messing ard w sounds and randomly thought of this. Idk whether that's the actual term or if there is an actual linguistics term for what I'm thinking of. But it's basically like this: say there's some sound change causing some sounds to merge, however, because of some grammar (say, a case ending) and because natives speakers want to retain the grammatical difference, in that one context of that case endings the differences between those sounds become exaggerated instead of merging such as in the rest of the language. Are there any examples where this kind of change is attested?
Example to illustrate what I mean: Sample lang has noun /ton/ with accusative ending -/a/ and genitive ending -/e/. Words are stressed initially to keep things simple. Say across the rest of the language, in unstressed contexts, a > ə and e > ə, which would merge these 2 cases. However, to preserve the distinction between the 2 endings, maybe only the accusative follows the regular sound changes (/to.na/ to /to.nə/) while the genitive ending is exaggerated to dissimilate from the accusative emding, maybe by turning /e/ into a diphthong /eɪ/. So u end up with still 2 distinct case endings, /to.nə/ and /to.neɪ/.
Another example from the conlang I was messing with: There is verb: "lifaya" /li.fa.ja/ which after unstressed a weakens becomes "lifey" /li.feɪ/. Verbs have a negation suffix "-va": "lifayava" /li.fa.ja.ʋa/, which would undergo the same sound changes + a ʋ > j change to become "lifeyey" /li.fe.jeɪ/ Now suddenly, these 2 forms become much much harder to distinguish. And if we add the past tense suffix "-edè", it's even worse. "Lifeyedè" /li.fe.je.dɜ/ vs "lifeyeyedè" /li.fe.je.je.dɜ/. The /je.je/ sounds just like /jeː/ in fast speech and since length is not even phonemic in the rest of the lang, this difference would be v difficult to perceive for speakers. So instead, the negation suffix only dissimilates in some phonological conditions to become "yai" /jaɪ/, making use of the diphthong which does exist in the lang and does not weaken. Thus, "lifeyedè" /li.fe.je.dɜ/ and /li.fe.jaɪ.je.dɜ/ become much more distinct.
So yea hopefully y'all get what I mean are there any natlang examples of these kind of changes?
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