haplology

haplology

[hap-lol-uh-jee]
noun Linguistics.
the omission of one of two similar adjacent syllables or sounds in a word, as in substituting morphonemic for morphophonemic or in the pronunciation [prob-lee] for probably.

Origin:
haplo- + -logy

haplologic [hap-luh-loj-ik] , adjective
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haplology (hæpˈlɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
omission of a repeated occurrence of a sound or syllable in fluent speech, as for example in the pronunciation of library as ()
 
haplologic
 
adj

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