Fuckin' insertion

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Fuckin' insertion is a process in English by which a restricted class of infixes (fuckin', bloody, bloomin') is inserted between two metrical feet of which the latter one contains the syllable that carries the main stress.

Example

(i)	mònonga-fuckin-héla
	fàn-bloody-tástic
	àbso-bloomin'-lútely
(ii)  * monòng-fuckin-ahéla
      * chíco-fuckin-pèe
      * chi-fuckin-cágo

Another term for this process is Expletive Infixation.

Link

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

References

  • Aronoff, M. 1976. Word Formation in Generative Grammar, MIT-press, Cambridge, Mass.
  • McCarthy 1982a. Prosodic Structure and Expletive Infixation, Language 58, pp. 574-590