palatalize

palatalize

[pal-uh-tl-ahyz] Phonetics.
verb (used with object), palatalized, palatalizing.
1.
to articulate (a consonant other than a normal palatal) as a palatal or with relatively more contact between the blade of the tongue and the hard palate, as in certain pronunciations of the l- sound in million.
verb (used without object), palatalized, palatalizing.
2.
(of a consonant) to undergo palatalization.
Also, especially British, palatalise.


Origin:
1865–70; palatal + -ize

palatalization, noun
nonpalatalization, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To palatalize
Collins
World English Dictionary
palatalize or palatalise (ˈpælətəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to pronounce (a speech sound) with the blade of the tongue touching the palate
 
palatalise or palatalise
 
vb
 
palatali'zation or palatalise
 
n
 
palatali'sation or palatalise
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature