• (adj): Relating to or lying near the palate.
    Example: "Palatal index"
    Synonyms: palatine
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on palatal:

Maká Language - Phonology
... Consonant phonemes of Maká Bilabial Dental Alveolar Palatal-Velar Uvular Glottal Plosive p t k q ʔ Ejective plosive pʼ tʼ kʼ qʼ Affricate ts Ejective affricate tsʼ Fricative f s x χ h ... The palatal approximant /j/ alternates with the palatal fricative /ç/ before /i/, as in /inanjiʔ/ ~ ...
Bulgarski - Phonology - Consonants - Palatalization
... the palatum, resulting in the formation of a second articulatory centre whereby the specific palatal "clang" of the soft consonants is achieved ... however, usually does not follow that rule the palatal clang is achieved by moving the place of articulation further back towards the palatum so that /ʎ/, /ɲ/ and /rʲ/ are actually ... but on the palatum and are considered palatal consonants ...
List Of Digraphs In Latin Alphabets - V
... in the Tindall orthography of Khoehkoe for the voiceless palatal click /ǂ/ ... used in the Tindall orthography of Khoehkoe for the aspirated palatal click /ǂʰ/ ... orthography of Khoehkoe for the voiceless palatal click /ǂ/ (equivalent to ⟨vg⟩) ...
Palatal Fricative
... A palatal fricative is a type of fricative consonant that is also a palatal consonant, i.e ... The two main types of palatal fricatives are voiceless palatal fricative (/ç/) voiced palatal fricative (/ʝ/) Palatal fricatives are rare phonemes, especially the voiced palatal fricative, but they occur somewhat ... (as in German in the case of ), or as alternants (whether dialectal, emphatic, etc.) of palatal approximants (e.g ...
Alveolo-palatal Fricative
... Alveolo-palatal fricative may refer to the following two consonants Voiced alveolo-palatal fricative Voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative ...

More definitions of "palatal":

  • (noun): A semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word 'yeast').
  • (adj): Produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as 'y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as 'ch' in 'chin' or 'j' in 'gin').
    Synonyms: palatalized, palatalised