anaptyxis definition

  • noun:
    • epenthesis of a vowel – insertion of a vowel. Including, the center ‘-a-’ in thataway, or utilization of infixes -i- and -o- in coining English words on classical roots.
    • In phonetics, the involuntary utterance of an auxiliary vowel, especially before r, l, m, and n, in some opportunities, as with lucre, ready, chasm, etc.

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