Definitions for lallationlæˈleɪ ʃən
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defective articulation of the `l' phoneme or the phoneme `r' is pronounced as `l'
babble, babbling, lallation(noun)
gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
the incorrect pronunciation of the letter "r" so that it sounds like an "l"
baby-talk or gibberish
an imperfect enunciation of the letter r, in which it sounds like l
Origin: [L. lallare to sing lalla, or lullaby: cf. F. lallation.]
A lallation is an imperfect enunciation of the letter "L", in which it sounds like "R", as frequently found in infantile speech. The speech pattern has been particularly associated with the use of the Portuguese, Spanish and English languages by Chinese, Korean, and Japanese people. The use of lallation has thus been a common feature of Western stereotypes of East Asian people.
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