from The Century Dictionary.
- Of the nature of epenthesis; inserted in the middle of a word.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Gram.) Inserted in the body of a word.
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- adjective linguistics Of or pertaining to
epenthesis; having been inserted into a word, as an epenthetic phonemeor syllable.
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- adjective of or pertaining to epenthesis
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Do they just ignore it as some kind of epenthetic vowel?
Kloekhorst continues to argue that this can never be a true /a/ while it is often reconstructed as such, but rahter an epenthetic vowel that was phonetically [ə] or [ɐ].
All you're doing now is offering ad hoc solutions here and there to legitimize an epenthetic vowel that I've already disproved.
It can't be of the same phonetic value as the i/e epenthetic vowel either because it's never written with e-.
Kessar has an epenthetic vowel in a position that is phonetically viable, also from a phonotactic point of view in Indo-European.
Though I agree that the 'wt' environment is odd, or even impossible, just because the epenthetic vowel is to be dismissed there, I see no reason why it should be dismissed all together also in kessar.
And even then you'd sort of want to insert an *a like the epenthetic a you have just described.
Kloekhorst proposes three types of epenthetic vowels.
It is not an epenthetic vowel that developed naturally, but looking at the way it behaves, I'm quite sure that the phonetic value of the vowel in between w and d should have the same phonetic value as the type 2 epenthetic vowel.
Well the epenthetic vowel might not even be the most correct name for it, since it clearly is a phoneme.