lambdacism

lambdacism

[lam-duh-siz-uhm]
noun Phonetics.
excessive use of the sound l, its misarticulation, or its substitution for the sound r.
Compare lallation.


Origin:
1650–60; < Latin labdacismus < Greek labdakismós equivalent to labda, lambda lambda + -kismos, as in iōtakismós iotacism

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lambdacism (ˈlæmdəˌsɪzəm)
 
n
1.  excessive use or idiosyncratic pronunciation of l
2.  another word for lallation
 
[C17: from Late Latin labdacismus, from Greek]

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