There is no epenthesis from a historical perspective since the a-t is derived from Latin habet 'he has'and so the t is the original third-person verb inflection. However it is correct to call it epenthesis when viewed synchronically since the modern basic form of the verb is a and so the psycholinguistic process is therefore the addition of t to the base form. A similar example is the English indefinite article a, which becomes an before a vowel.
This seems to be a real term see but maybe it's more appropriate for Wiktionary? There should be a disambiguation page and two separate pages for Ephentesis phonetics and Ephentesis musicology. I think it's a good idea, since both articles are still rather short.
If the section on epenthetic vowels later grows big, it can be broken out again. In the meantime, one medium-sized article is better than two little ones.
It's doubtful a combined article will become that large anytime soon. It's permissible to say "devilry", but this apparently takes a rare precision of speech. Hamster is already in the article in a different paragraph. I wouldn't Epenthesis in phonology any of these "euphonic," whatever that may mean.
But the consonants are the important part here. To start with, the reason that we get changes in the suffix is because certain sound pairs are not allowed.
There is not merely grammatical - vocalic epenthesis exists because a language does not permit certain formations.
In German, instead of adding a vowel the s is softened to sh. In Japanese and Korean? Palatalisation can be seen as the insertion of y which is in some ways a consonant after a consonant. In Slavic languages, there is the idea of iotation or yat see also: In South Slavic languages at least, there exists the ideas of "nepostojano" a and e, an a or e that appears before a final consonant cluster unless that consonant cluster is not followed by a vowel usually only the case for masculine singular nouns and if they are indefinite then also their adjectives.
That is what is meant by "grammatical rule', ie 'synchronic phonological rule'. Assimilation[ edit ] I believe there is some risk for confusion with assimilation here.
I believe that, to some extent, the examples given for excrescence pronunciations of hamster, warmth, fence and family would also be good examples of mostly, I think anticipatory assimilation. While I understand that excrescence is mostly acquired, assimilation is a phoneme switch occurring for what are pretty much morphological reasons - this I believe applies to the aforementioned examples.
In other words, a speaker displaying epenthesis could be viewed as making mistakes, but a speaker displaying assimilation could not I think. The "lalaization" of Quebec French, whereby the negative particle "n'" is replaced by "l'" which is otherwise an article e.
But I'll let more knowledgeable people sort that out and edit as they see fit. Bush's pronunciation which sounds like "noo-killer"? I have difficulty figuring out what happens there.
The only surviving feature of the original word is that the consonants are in the correct order. Apparently his speech has features of both varieties Roger talk For instance, epenthesis of a vowel breaks up consonant clusters that are not native to a language or are composed of dissimilar sounds.
Adding a consonant may be used for the same thing, or to separate two vowels that do not form a diphthong. This would be a helpful thing to add to the article.
Does anyone know of existing terms for these different uses? I don't remember enough about linguistics to have a good solid argument, but I do remember a lot about English language history, so I'll try.
The definition of epenthesis is that when something is difficult to say, a new sound is added to make it easier to say. In English, plurals and past tense exist already as easy-to-say words.In phonology, epenthesis (; Greek ἐπένθεσις) means the addition of one or more sounds to a word, especially to the interior of a word.
The word epenthesis comes from . The study of the history of the English language has a long and rich tradition, starting with a range of editions of important Old and Middle English texts in the middle of the 19th century, many of which are still available as reprints from the early English Text Society (see Text Editions).
The. phonological epenthesis. vgv: Type 2 phonological epenthesis. With respect to the model, a change in the synchronic grammar is defined as a disparity between the analysis of .
As in the above examples, epenthesis typically affects clusters that occur in syllable-initial position. However, clusters in syllable-final position can also be affected but this is much more limited, e.g.
The Effects of Epenthesis on Spelling "Epenthesis occurs frequently, both in legal and in lay language.
The addition of an i before the t in speciality is an example. The pronunciation of jewelry as 'jewelery' is a result of epenthesis, as is the pronunciation 'contentuous' for contentious.
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