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What is elision?



Elision is the omission of sounds, syllables, or words in spoken or written discourse.


Unstressed syllables and words are the most prone to be elided.

  • /kamra/ 'camera'
  • cuppa tea 'cup of tea'
  • cats 'n dogs 'cats and dogs'
See also

Crystal 1991:119–120

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