Epentheses

epenthesis

[uh-pen-thuh-sis]
noun, plural epentheses [uh-pen-thuh-seez] .
the insertion of one or more sounds in the middle of a word, as the schwa in the nonstandard pronunciation [el-uhm] of elm.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin: insertion of a letter < Greek epénthesis equivalent to ep- ep- + en- en-2 + thésis placing; see thesis

epenthetic [ep-uhn-thet-ik] , adjective
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epenthesis (ɛˈpɛnθɪsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
the insertion of a sound or letter into a word
 
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from epentithenai to insert, from epi- + en-² + tithenai to place]
 
epenthetic
 
adj

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