betacism


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betacism

(ˈbiːtəˌsɪzəm)
n
(Linguistics) a type of speech impediment where the b sound is excessive

betacism

1. excessive use of the sound b.
2. improper articulation of this sound. — betacist, n.
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The presence in Burushaski of a number of shared alternations and changes like betacism w>b (as in Ancient Macedonian, Phrygian, see e.