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sva•ra•bhak•ti



Pronunciation: (sfär"ä-bäk'tē; Skt. svu-ru-buk'ti), [key]
n. Ling.
the process of inserting vowel sounds into a consonant cluster, as in a loanword to make it conform to the pattern of the speaker's language and, hence, more easily pronounceable, as in the Italian pronunciationPronunciation: (län"tsē-ke-nek'kô) [key]for German LandsknechtPronunciation: (länts'knekht"). [key]Cf. epenthesis.

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