yod dropping

yod dropping (uncountable)

  1. (phonology) The elision of the sound [j] in English phonology following other consonantal sounds within the same syllable in certain contexts (e.g. enthusiasm pronounced [ɛnˈθuːziæzəm]).

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.083
Offline English dictionary