anaptyxis

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀνάπτυξις (anáptuxis).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌænəpˈtɪksɪs/
  • Hyphenation: an‧ap‧tyx‧is

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anaptyxis (plural anaptyxes)

  1. (phonetics) epenthesis of a vowel – insertion of a vowel; svarabhakti. For example, the middle ‘-a-’ in thataway, or use of infixes -i- and -o- in coining English words on classical roots.

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