Definición de anaptyxis en inglés:


Saltos de línea: anap|tyxis
Pronunciación: /ˌanəpˈtɪksɪs


[mass noun] Phonetics
  • The insertion of a vowel between two consonants to aid pronunciation, as in he went thataway.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Prothesis and anaptyxis are often called simply ‘vowel’ or ‘schwa epenthesis’.
    • It seems more like anaptyxis to me, with maybe a compensatory syncope.
    • There is cross-linguistic evidence for associating anaptyxis-prothesis asymmetries with the nature of the consonants involved in the process.



Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Stress might have served as an environment for the denasalization or fortification of ‘m’, as well as the strengthening of the anaptyctic vowel in the prefix.
  • Basque speakers shifting to Romance were confronted with lots of words beginning with [r], which they could not pronounce without an anaptyctic vowel.
  • For formatives that are either verbs or nouns with a vocalic Affiliation / Extension prefix, the rules for consonantal prefixation are more constrained, as no forms using an anaptyctic vowel are permitted.


late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek anaptuxis 'unfolding', from ana- 'back, again' + ptuxis 'folding'.

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