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Definition of "epenthetic" []

  • Of or pertaining to epenthesis; having been inserted into a word, as an epenthetic phoneme or syllable. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "epenthetic" in a sentence
  • "Do they just ignore it as some kind of epenthetic vowel?"
  • "And even then you'd sort of want to insert an *a like the epenthetic a you have just described."
  • "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."
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