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palatalization

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noun pal·a·tal·i·za·tion \ˌpa-lə-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of palatalization

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being palatalized

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



1863

First Known Use of palatalization

1863


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