betacism

noun
be·​ta·​cism | \ ˈbā-tə-ˌsi-zəm also ˈbē- \
plural -s

Definition of betacism

: loss of distinction between the sounds of b and v in a language or dialect

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History and Etymology for betacism

New Latin betacismus, from Latin beta (from Greek bēta) + Late Latin -cismus (as in iotacismus iotacism)

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“Betacism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/betacism. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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