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How did ad become ac?

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October 09, 2008 1:17PM

The prefix ad- becomes assimilated ( ad-similated) to the lead consonant of the base word it is attached (ad-tached) to. Ad- becomes ac- before a c ( accept ), af- before f ( affect), ag- before g (aggregate), an- before n ( annihilate) and so forth.