svarabhakti


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svarabhakti

(ˌsvɑːrəˈbɑːktiː)
n
(Rhetoric) the process by which a vowel is inserted between consonants, esp for rhythmical reasons in poetry or song e.g. Eng-a-land for England
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You get 'svarabhakti' only between a liquid or nasal and a dissimilar liquid or nasal or spirant, 'th' won't do it, but 'fh' might.
Liberman, Anatoly 1992 "Vowel lengthening before resonant + another consonant and svarabhakti in Germanic", in: Irmengard Ranch et al.
The Scandinavian accents 1 and 2 reflect the mono- or polysyllabic origin of a word and became distinctive when monosyllables adopted a definite article or svarabhakti vowel yielding a second syllable with a low tone (e.g.
In this important book Seiichi Suzuki adumbrates first many of the metrical patterns in Beowulf, the fundamental definitions, and the linguistic uncertainties that have been found problematic ever since the metre of the poem has been discussed systematically: expanded types, svarabhakti vowels, vowel contraction, doubtful stress on prefixes, lines emended metri causa, radical departures from Sievers's types advocated (for example, by Pope or Bliss) for difficult lines including overweighted and expanded lines, the status of the foot, A3 lines and the participation of finite verbs in alliteration and the application of 'Kuhn's (first) Law'.
Unstressed vowels, with syncope, apocope, and svarabhakti are treated on pages 78-83.