prepalatal

pre·pal·a·tal

(prē-pal'ă-tăl),
Relating to the anterior part of the palate, or anterior to the palate bone.

prepalatal

(prē-păl′ă-tăl) [L. prae, before, in front of, + palatum, plate]
Located in front of the teeth.

pre·pal·a·tal

(prē-pal'ă-tăl)
Relating to anterior part of palate, or anterior to palate bone.
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Substantial movement of the tongue base can also be accomplished by alternating between prepalatal [[??]] and bright [a].
However, the beiyin pronunciation, which has a medial /i/ that led to the development of the prepalatal initial j ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/ derived from a velar /k/), is the primary pronunciation in his system and is the one listed in the Lishi yinjian rime table.
Livonian and Saltna Leivu share their characteristic shift of sibilants from palatalized alveolar to prepalatal [s] and [z].