Definitions for "Epenthesis"
The insertion of a letter or a sound in the body of a word; as, the b in "nimble" from AS. nemol.
Insertion of a spurious sound or syllable in a word. Example: "Nuclear" when pronounced "nukuler."
Epenthesis is the process of adding vowels to make possible syllables out of impossible consonant sequences, for example Rawanda for Ruanda
The introduction of an extra medial sound, eg /b/ in hombre.