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iotacism

[ahy-oh-tuh-siz-uh m] /aɪˈoʊ təˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
the conversion of other vowel sounds, especially in Modern Greek, into (ē), the sound of iota.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin iōtacismus < Greek iōtakismós. See iota, -ac, -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for iotacism

iotacism

/aɪˈəʊtəˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
a tendency of vowels and diphthongs, esp in Modern Greek, to acquire the pronunciation of the vowel iota ()
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