alveolarization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

alveolar +‎ -ization

Noun[edit]

alveolarization (usually uncountable, plural alveolarizations)

  1. (anatomy) The formation of alveoli
  2. (linguistics) The conversion (over time) to alveolar sounds of sounds with another place of articulation (palatal, labial, etc.)

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