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- n. In phonetics, the involuntary utterance of an auxiliary vowel, especially before r, l, m, and n, in certain positions, as in lucre, able, chasm, etc.
- From Ancient Greek ἀνάπτυξις. (Wiktionary)
“I might also be interested to find out that vowel insertion is widespread enough in the world's languages to have a name, epenthesis also called anaptyxis.”
“The extra vowel use has a word for itself, anaptyxis.”
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