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Word For The Day, Thursday, July 10, 2014 epenthesis
dictionaries ad nauseam | 10 July 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 07/10/2014 5:16:40 AM PDT by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

epenthesis \ih-PEN-thuh-sis\noun
the insertion or development of a sound or letter in the body of a word.

Example sentences:
The "b" in the adjective "nimble" is the result of epenthesis; in Middle English, the word was spelled "nimel."

"When Yogi Bear talks about swiping 'pick-a-nick' baskets in Jellystone Park, it sounds as if he's just having fun, but he's also demonstrating 'epenthesis,' inserting a vowel to avoid the consonants bumping up against each other."
— Ruth Walker,The Christian Science Monitor, August 15, 2012

Etymology:
If you say "film" as "FIL-um," with two syllables, you've committed epenthesis. It isn't a punishable offense—in fact, it's not an offense at all. It is simply a natural way to break up an awkward cluster of consonants. It's easier for some people to say "film" as two syllables instead of one, just as it's easier for some to insert a "b" sound into "cummerbund," pronouncing that word as "CUM-ber-bund.” From Late Latin from Greek, from epentithenai to insert, from epi- + en- ² + tithenai to place] and from Greek thésis a setting down, something set down, equivalent to the- (stem of tithénai to put, set down) + -sis -sis

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 07/10/2014 5:16:40 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 07/10/2014 5:17:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ugh. Coffee.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 5:18:49 AM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

good morning.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 5:21:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Warsh! As in, I warshed my hands and face!


5 posted on 07/10/2014 5:21:45 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: secret garden
if Obams signs an EO demanding that people take in these diseased and contagious children, the populace will go nuke U lar.
6 posted on 07/10/2014 5:23:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Bushbacker1

you got the sound of a Pittsburgher about ya!


7 posted on 07/10/2014 5:24:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

And I just thought I had taken a deep dive into the dictionary and thesaurus then along comes this thread with the Word of the Day.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 5:27:31 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: secret garden

Nearly died from epenthesisis when I was a kid.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 5:31:04 AM PDT by Brother Cracker ( Mossberg 500 helps me deal with being old and cranky)
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To: secret garden

Tall and tan with curves and creases
The Girl from Epenthesis unleashes
My heart’s kinesis
I go to pieces
and....ahhhhh


10 posted on 07/10/2014 5:47:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Brother Cracker

The addition of vowels to the name Obama is a perfect example of epenthesisis.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 5:47:53 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: secret garden

Obama used a phone and a pen thesis
Constitution was put in parenthesis
Separation of Powers
Was sent to the showers
Two centuries, he put an end to this


12 posted on 07/10/2014 5:48:11 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: Brother Cracker

Brother Cracker, you started an epithenetic trend with epenthesisis. It is visibely infecatious.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 5:53:50 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I can name that tune in 5 notes!


14 posted on 07/10/2014 6:13:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Louis Foxwell
Bo Dietl speaks in epethesis with some frequency.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 6:14:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

My real-a-tor got a nice commission for selling a house, so she bought some jewel-a-ry.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 6:32:05 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Did that jewel a ree contain any alu min ium?


17 posted on 07/10/2014 6:35:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Check the thermos.
18 posted on 07/10/2014 6:46:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
Howdy!
19 posted on 07/10/2014 6:47:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Bushbacker1
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
20 posted on 07/10/2014 6:48:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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