Epenthesis

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Epenthesis is the phenomenon that a segment is inserted between two other segments within a word.

Example

In the Dutch word melk 'milk' a schwa is inserted between [l] and [k], yielding [mel@k].

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Link

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics