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lambdacism


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lambdacism  \Lamb"da*cism\,  n.  [L.  lambdacismus  Gr  ?,  fr 
  la`mbda  the  letter  lambda  ([Lambda]).] 
  1.  A  fault  in  speaking  or  in  composition,  which  consists  in 
  too  frequent  use  of  the  letter  l,  or  in  doubling  it 
  erroneously. 
 
  2.  A  defect  in  pronunciation  of  the  letter  l  when  doubled, 
  which  consists  in  giving  it  a  sound  as  if  followed  by  y, 
  similar  to  that  of  the  letters  lli  in  billion. 
 
  3.  The  use  of  the  sound  of  l  for  that  of  r  in  pronunciation; 
  lallation;  as  Amelican  for  American. 




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