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palato-alveolar


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Of or relating to speech sounds articulated with the tip of the tongue against the alveolar ridge and hard palate (usually with some lip rounding), as in the initial phonemes in the words chin, judge, and shin, and the second phoneme in azure. See also place of articulation. [From palate + Latin alveolus a small depression, referring to the tooth sockets]

Subjects: Psychology.


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