Transposition, as of the letters or syllables of a word; as, pistris for pristis; meagre for meager.
a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence
A phonological change in which two adjacent phonemes switch their order.
(noun) The transposition of two adjacent sounds.
The changing of order of phonemes in a word is called metathesis. Example:â€œnuclearâ€ is pronounced as â€œnucularâ€ in modern English
(Gk. meta 'over' + tithenai 'place'; µ¦ìÅÜ´«): Interchanging of letters, sounds or syllables within a word, e.g. Old English brid became Modern English bird through metathesis; a modern example would be pretty, purty.
2.26.1 down Transposition of sylables in a word, or word in sentence
Metathesis is a sound change that alters the order of phonemes in a word. The most common instance of metathesis is the reversal of the order of two adjacent phonemes. Many languages have words that show this phenomenon, and some use it as a regular part of their grammar (e.g.