Talk:Palate

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Get rid of "guttural"[edit]

The paragraph:

"When functioning in conjunction with other parts of the mouth the palate produces certain sounds, particularly velar, palatal, palatalized, postalveolar, and alveolo-palatal consonants. It plays a role in a guttural consonants, together with the throat, tongue, and uvula."

Should probably simplified to:

"When functioning in conjunction with other parts of the mouth the palate produces certain sounds, particularly velar, palatal, palatalized, postalveolar, alveolo-palatal, and uvular consonants."

Actually, now that I think of it, I'll do it myself...off I go...

IPA: /ˈpælət/ versus /ˈpælɪt/[edit]

IPA was changed from /ˈpælɪt/ to /ˈpælət/ tonight. I will add /ˈpælɪt/ in addition to /ˈpælət/ for these reasons: (1) it agrees with AHD4's transcription for palate (which is /păl′ĭt/); (2) AHD4 transcribes pallet, palate, and palette all as /păl′ĭt/, and I agree with AHD4 that phonemically, at least in my region, they are all homophonous; and (3) there are other words ending in -ate that (both in my region and according to AHD4) are pronounced with /ɪt/ (= /ĭt/): template (tĕm′plĭt), celibate (sĕl′ə-bĭt), fortunate ((fôr′chə-nĭt)), et al. In other words, the spelling and/or etymology of the suffix do not stop it from being commonly pronounced as /ɪt/ (= /ĭt/), at least in the U.S. — ¾-10 01:18, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Palate (Cooking)[edit]

Is there any information that can be added about the cooking usage of the word palate? I believe it still refers to the same physical place, though it seems to be a very different usage, more focused on flavor than biology. MyOwnLittlWorld (talk) 00:22, 22 December 2007 (UTC)