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lallation

[la-ley-shuh n] /læˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Phonetics.
1.
a speech defect in which l is pronounced instead of r, or in which an l- sound is mispronounced.
Compare lambdacism.
Origin of lallation
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin lallā(re) to sing lala or lullaby + -tion
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British Dictionary definitions for lallation

lallation

/læˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
(phonetics) a defect of speech consisting of the pronunciation of (r) as (l)
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lallāre to sing lullaby, of imitative origin
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