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  • nonpalatal — adj., n. * * * …   Universalium

  • nonpalatal — adjective Not palatal …   Wiktionary

  • nonpalatal — non·palatal …   English syllables

  • nonpalatal — non•pal′a•tal adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • nonpalatal — (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ adjective : not palatal * * * adj., n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slavic languages — or Slavonic languages Branch of the Indo European language family spoken by more than 315 million people in central and eastern Europe and northern Asia. The Slavic family is usually divided into three subgroups: West Slavic, comprising Polish,… …   Universalium

  • palatalization — See palatalize. * * * ▪ phonetics       in phonetics, the production of consonants with the blade, or front, of the tongue drawn up farther toward the roof of the mouth (hard palate) than in their normal pronunciation. Palatalized consonants in… …   Universalium

  • Basque language — Language spoken by an estimated 1,000,000 Basque people living in the Basque Country of north central Spain and southwestern France. About 200,000 Basques live in other parts of the world. The only remnant of the languages spoken in western… …   Universalium

  • Chinese languages — or Sinitic languages Family of languages comprising one of the two branches of Sino Tibetan. They are spoken by about 95% of the inhabitants of China and by many communities of Chinese immigrants elsewhere. Linguists regard the major dialect… …   Universalium

  • palatalize — [pal′e təlīz΄, pal′et līz΄] vt. palatalized, palatalizing Phonet. to articulate as a palatal sound; specif., to change (a nonpalatal sound) into a palatal sound [the original sound represented by t in “nature” has been palatalized to (ch);… …   English World dictionary