- (of a consonant) to undergo palatalization.
Also especially British, pal·a·tal·ise.
Origin of palatalize
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This palatalization of sk was general in Scotland as well as in England, and such words in sk must be regarded as Scand.Scandinavian influence on Southern Lowland Scotch
George Tobias Flom
- (tr) to pronounce (a speech sound) with the blade of the tongue touching the palate
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