betacism


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betacism

(ˈbiːtəˌsɪzəm)
n
(Linguistics) a type of speech impediment where the b sound is excessive
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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.g., Georgiev 1981: 129) or w:b (Thracian) see [9]), or voicing of k(as in variant Latin and Greek transliterations of Thracian onomastics, see Casule 1998: 67-9) or voicing of p-(as perhaps in Thracian, see [4J), (28) the alternation m:b (29) (as in Thracian names--see e.g.