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The loss of one of two identical or similar adjacent syllables in a word, as in Latin nūtrīx, "nurse," from earlier *nūtrītrīx.

[Greek haploos, single, simple; see haploid + -logy.]


(Phonetics & Phonology) omission of a repeated occurrence of a sound or syllable in fluent speech, as for example in the pronunciation of library as (ˈlaɪbrɪ)
haplologic adj


(hæpˈlɒl ə dʒi)

the omission of one of two similar adjacent syllables or sounds in a word, as in the pronunciation (ˈprɒb li) for probably.
hap`lo•log′ic (-ləˈlɒdʒ ɪk) adj.
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In playing from memory, the haplological anticipatory jump to a concluding phrase, the reverse haplology of being unable to find the concluding phrase because an earlier linkage keeps recurring, and the 'running start' frequently needed to begin playing in medias res are all obvious parallels.
I] for "library" is a form of syncope (or syncopation) known as haplology.
Haplology consists in the deletion of an affix in a context where the other rules of the grammar would determine it to be directly adjacent to a phonologically equivalent affix.
However, the sequence -er-ster is ill-formed and a rule of haplology applies that deletes the left affix (-er) in the context of the following -ster.
The form in the bowl would appear to reflect haplology or the assimilation of the participle morpheme to the first root letter.
One might thus surmise that the insertion of =na is prevented by some sort of haplology.
In this case we could have had a haplology (18) *bes-ka-karet > beskdret.
That part of the grammar provides a description of Late Middle English shifts of quantity, including geminate simplification, metatheses, distant assimilation and dissimilation, various qualitative changes, including modifications of word-final homorganic clusters, loss of consonants with velar articulation ([x, 1, r]), continuations of earlier changes, haplology, transformations in the sequence consonant + [j] leading to the rise of new palatal sounds, loss of plosives in certain consonant sequences, loss of [h], modifications of the initial clusters with [w].
The computer industry is famed for its overuse of acronyms, but now seems to be embracing [a new form of] haplology too.
Krisch follows Geldner and Hoffmann (1967: 243) in assuming haplology from ajuryam yamuh "they have led the ageless one.
When the preposition bei cooccurs with the passive morpheme bei in the same sentence, the passive morpheme, that is, the second bei, is deleted by haplology by virtue of identity avoidance.
we can then account for the form avrtat by haplology.