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lallation

[ la-ley-shuhn ]
/ læˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun
a speech articulation error or disorder in which l is pronounced instead of r, or in which an l-sound is mispronounced.See also lambdacism (def. 1).
the production of speech sounds characteristic of infants around the age of six months, primarily the attempted reproduction and repetition of some syllables perceived in the speech of others.Compare babbling (def. 2).
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Origin of lallation

First recorded in 1640–50; from Latin lallā(re) “to sing lala or a lullaby” + -tion

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British Dictionary definitions for lallation

lallation
/ (læˈleɪʃən) /

noun
phonetics a defect of speech consisting of the pronunciation of (r) as (l)

Word Origin for lallation

C17: from Latin lallāre to sing lullaby, of imitative origin
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