lambdacism

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From lambda (the Greek letter) + -ism

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lambdacism ‎(countable and uncountable, plural lambdacisms)

  1. (linguistics) A pronunciation shift whereby /l/ or other closely-related phonemes are spoken instead of other sounds (typically /r/), as Sally for Sarah or Moll for Mary.

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