Palatal (definition)

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A palatal sound is produced with the tongue touching or nearly touching the hard palate.

  • palatal sounds of English are [ʧ,ʤ,ʃ,ʒ,j].
  • palatal sounds of Gaelic are [tʲʰ,tʲ,kʲʰ,kʲ,ɲ,ʃ,ç,ʝ,lʲ,ɾʲ,j].

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References

  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
  • Ladefoged, Peter (1993) A Course in Phonetics Third Edition. London: Harcourt Press.
  • Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.