un palatal

palatal

[pal-uh-tl]
adjective
1.
Anatomy. of or pertaining to the palate.
2.
Phonetics. articulated with the blade of the tongue held close to or touching the hard palate.
noun
3.
Phonetics. a palatal consonant.

Origin:
1820–30; < French; see palate, -al1

palatalism, palatality, noun
palatally, adverb
nonpalatal, adjective, noun
prepalatal, adjective
unpalatal, adjective
unpalatally, adverb
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palatal (ˈpælətəl)
 
adj
1.  Also called: palatine of or relating to the palate
2.  phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a speech sound articulated with the blade of the tongue touching the hard palate
 
n
3.  Also called: palatine the bony plate that forms the palate
4.  phonetics a palatal speech sound, such as the semivowel (j)
 
'palatally
 
adv

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palatal pal·a·tal (pāl'ə-təl)
adj.
Palatine.

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