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  • noun Plural form of palatal.


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  • –adjective

    1. Anatomy. of or pertaining to the palate.

    2. Phonetics. articulated with the blade of the tongue held close to or touching the hard palate.


    3. Phonetics. a palatal consonant.

    May 20, 2009

  • Not an adjective! Not an adjective! The head word here is palatals, with noun plural ending. This can only be a noun. Parts of speech labels are not meaningless decoration.

    May 20, 2009

  • one wonders why WordNet put a definition like "a semivowel..." to a plural noun.

    May 20, 2009

  • It just doesn't have separate defintions for plurals (although sometimes it does prioritise different definitions for plural forms, e.g. eye vs. eyes).

    May 20, 2009