palatalization

noun pal·a·tal·i·za·tion \ 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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