lambdacism


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lambdacism

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

Phonetics.
the mispronunciation of double l, giving it the sound of y or ly.
2. Cf. rhotacism. substitution of the sound l for another sound, as that of r. Also labdacism. Cf. lallation.
See also: Linguistics
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lambdacism - speech defect involving excessive use or unusual pronunciation of the phoneme `l'
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
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Translations

lamb·da·cism

, lallation
n. lambdacismo, defecto de articulación por sustitución del sonido de la letra L por otro sonido, o del sonido de la L en lugar de otro sonido.
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There are sections on the thorny topics of lambdacism (6.2.8) and rhotacism (6.2.9), reviewing previous scholarship.