Definition of paragoge in English:

paragoge

noun

Linguistics
  • The addition of a letter or syllable to a word in particular contexts (e.g. n in an) or as a language develops (e.g. t in peasant).

    • ‘The first part will analyze the development of word-final epenthesis, or paragoge, in Sranan.’
    • ‘Metaplasms that add letters or sounds are called prosthesis, epenthesis, and paragoge.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: via late Latin from Greek paragōgē addition, derivation, from para- alongside + agōgē carrying.

Pronunciation:

paragoge

/ˌparəˈɡəʊdʒi/