What is meant by "epenthesis"? An example please?
adding a sound to a word: insertion of an extra sound into a word, as happens in some dialect pronunciations or in a word's development over time. The "b" in "crumble" is an example of epenthesis.
[Mid-17th century. Via late Latin < Greek < epentithenai "insert" < tithenai "to place"]
-epenthetic [ppn thttik], adjective
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