haplology

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Alternative formsEdit

  • haplogy (itself a haplology of haplology)

EtymologyEdit

haplo- +‎ -logy

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NounEdit

Examples
  • English idolater (from Latin idololatra)
  • Pronunciation of library as /ˈlaɪbɹi/ (UK) or /ˈlaɪˌbɛɹi/ (US, non-standard), as opposed to /ˈlaɪbɹəɹi/ or /ˈlaɪˌbɹɛɹi/

haplology (countable and uncountable, plural haplologies)

  1. (phonology, uncountable) The process of deleting one of two almost identical syllables within a word.
  2. (phonology, countable) An instance of deleting one of two almost identical syllables within a word.

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