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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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