Elision


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Elision

 

in prosody, the dropping of a vowel when two vowels follow consecutively at the end of one word and the beginning of another. The dropped vowel may be pronounced, but it does not count as a syllable. The rules of elision are detailed in metric and syllabic prosody. Elision does not occur in Russian poetry.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The consonants of OD tend to have the propensity to become geminate as a result of the elision of an intervening high vowel.
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