lallation

lallation

[la-ley-shuhn]
noun Phonetics.
a speech defect in which l is pronounced instead of r, or in which an l- sound is mispronounced.
Compare lambdacism.


Origin:
1640–50; < Latin lallā(re) to sing lala or lullaby + -tion

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lallation (læˈleɪʃən)
 
n
phonetics a defect of speech consisting of the pronunciation of (r) as (l)
 
[C17: from Latin lallāre to sing lullaby, of imitative origin]

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