American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To pronounce as or alter to a palatal sound.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make palatal; change from a guttural to a palatal pronunciation.
- v. linguistics To pronounce a sound with the tongue against the palate of the mouth when that sound normally would not be so pronounced.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Phon.) To modify, as the tones of the voice, by means of the palate to pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate; ; to palatize. See palatalized.
- v. pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
“Even if we reinterpret IE *ḱ and *k as I suggested earlier, a question still remains: Why did Satem dialects choose to push PIE's plain *k forward and palatalize it instead of the simpler option, to merge *k and *ḱ together as plain stops?”
“Soon, though, you begin to recognize that the words you don't understand are in fact English: They palatalize the short e and a when they're in a stressed syllable.”
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