Betacism
Betacism Be"ta*cism, ||Betacismus Be`ta*cis"mus, n. Excessive or extended use of the b sound in speech, due to conversion of other sounds into it, as through inability to distinguish them from b, or because of difficulty in pronouncing them. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • betacism — betacísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BETACÍSM s. n. pronunţare alterată a consoanelor b şi p. (< engl. betacism) Trimis de raduborza, 27.02.2008. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Betacism — In historical linguistics, betacism is a sound change in which IPA| [b] (the voiced bilabial plosive, like in bane ) shifts to IPA| [v] (the voiced labiodental plosive, like in English vane ). Betacism is a fairly common phenomenon; it has taken… …   Wikipedia

  • betacism — A defect in speech in which the sound of b is given to other consonants. [G. beta, the second letter of the alphabet] * * * be·ta·cism (baґtə siz əm) [beta] a speech disorder involving excessive use of the b sound …   Medical dictionary

  • betacism — be·ta·cism …   English syllables

  • betacism — ˈbād.əˌsizəm also ˈbē noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin betacismus, from Latin beta (from Greek bēta) + Late Latin cismus (as in iotacismus iotacism) : loss of distinction between the sounds of b and …   Useful english dictionary

  • Betacismus — Betacism Be ta*cism, ||Betacismus Be ta*cis mus, n. Excessive or extended use of the b sound in speech, due to conversion of other sounds into it, as through inability to distinguish them from b, or because of difficulty in pronouncing them.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Language — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Language >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 language language Sgm: N 1 phraseology phraseology &c. 569 Sgm: N 1 speech speech &c. 582 Sgm: N 1 tongue tongue lingo vernacular Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • Occitan language — Occitan occitan, lenga d òc Spoken in France Spain Italy Monaco Native speakers 800,000  (1999)[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Voiced bilabial plosive — The voiced bilabial plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is IPA|b, and the equivalent X SAMPA symbol is b. The voiced bilabial plosive… …   Wikipedia

  • gradation — Synonyms and related words: Indian file, ablaut, acoustic phonetics, array, articulation, articulatory phonetics, assortment, bank, betacism, buzz, categorization, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, change, concatenation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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