Translation of metathesis in Spanish:

metathesis

metátesis, n.

Pronunciation /məˈtæθəsəs//mɪˈtaθɪsɪs/

noun

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    metátesis feminine
    • We are dealing here with a phenomenon called metathesis (pronounced mih-TATH-uh-sis), the switching of two adjacent sounds within a word.
    • It looks like Safire is assuming a metathesis and then a reshaping to match other cular words, which would supply a/y.
    • Stress errors and phoneme substitutions or metatheses not attributable to dialect or articulation, however, were considered incorrect.
    • X sometimes alternates with sk by metathesis: Manx for earlier Mansk; piskey as a variant of pixie; ax as a dialect form of ask.