1. abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds
    the British get `pud' from `pudding' by apocope
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How To Use apocope In A Sentence

  • He was employing a figure of speech, the apocope, which snips off the last part of a word.
  • But siccing apocope on (C)VCV, (C)VC should be an acceptable outcome, if coda consonants count as moraic. A few more words on my new Gemination rule for Pre-IE
  • 'apocope' of the final 'us', Taylor is supported by 'honest' and The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • In these dialects many words end in a consonant but they cannot be seen as an apocope of an Italian word.
  • The phrase joins two apocopes, a figure that kills the last part of a word.
  • He had even taken to exaggerating the natural apocope of his speech, because it made him seem less like someone who would work in computers. The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse
  • Cross-linguistically, vowels that undergo apocope usually follow the stressed syllable; apocope in Greek, however, often appears to occur in vowels that precede accented syllables.
  • For instance, in the prehistory of Modern Persian, apocope introduced word-final clusters of obstruent or nasal + r. Pre-IE Syncope and possibly expanding the Metathesis rule
  • Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter. p.24 see link: Since only word-internal tense plosives were preglottalized, the Old Danish apocope produced such pairs as WJut. kat - kat' 'cat - cats' kat - kaʔt corresponding to St. Precising on a new rule to explain Pre-IE word-final voicing
  • Wait, I realize now having misunderstood somewhat; you're not trying to trigger gemination by apocope, but by reduction. A few more words on my new Gemination rule for Pre-IE
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