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Adj.1.palatalised - produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')
soft - (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
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As regards the final consonant in the pronoun, English is the only language in the Germanic family in which that velar (or palatalised) consonant of the first person personal pronoun was dropped.
The prenasalized palatalised velar obstruent /n[g.sup.j]/ should be median.
It is thus extremely unlikely that the palatalised form ci should have occurred in an Old Tibetan document.
In Scottish Gaelic, trilis (now an uncommon form) is defined as 'locks of hair' and the pronunciation given as 'tryel-esh', with stress on the first syllable, each e close and short, and both tr and l palatalised (MacAlpine 1929: 268).
In Middle English, the raising of the long front close vowel [e:] to [i:] operated in the two main contexts: (a) before <z> representing the palatalised voiced velar fricative which later became the semivowel [j], as in e.g.