lambdacism

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin labdacismus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlæmbdəˌsɪzəm/
  • Hyphenation: lamb‧da‧cism

NounEdit

lambdacism (countable and uncountable, plural lambdacisms)

  1. (phonology) A pronunciation shift whereby /l/ or other closely related phonemes are substituted for other sounds (typically /r/), as Sally for Sarah or Moll for Mary.

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