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|Subject:||Terminology for contracting words in English|
What is it called when you shorten words, like ''cud'o'' or ''wood-
uh''...even, didya eat yet?....is there a word like elision or
alision...that describes this human activity with language?
As Dr Silva noted, this is called elision, but contraction is also an acceptable term.
In this case, this is contraction in colloquial, i.e. informal spoken English.
|Reply From:||Elizabeth J Pyatt click here to access email|