330. Pronunciation


See also 236. LANGUAGE ; 382. SPEECH

cacoepy
the habit of unacceptable or bad pronunciation.
cacology
1. a defectively produced speech.
2. socially unacceptable enunciation.
3. nonconformist pronunciation.
etacism
the pronunciation of Greek eta like the e in be. etacist, n.
hyper-urbanism
an overcorrected pronunciation or usage that attempts to mask guttural or provincial speech.
nasalism
a tendency toward nasality in pronouncing words. Also nasality.
orthoepy
the study of correct pronunciation. — orthoepist, n. —orthoepic, orthoepical, orthoepistic, adj.

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