palatalization


pal·a·tal·i·za·tion

noun \ˌpa-lə-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of PALATALIZATION

1
:  the quality or state of being palatalized
2
:  an act or instance of palatalizing an utterance <in rapid speech the \t\ in got undergoes palatalization before you to yield \ˈgächə\>

First Known Use of PALATALIZATION

1863

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