aphesis (plural apheses)
- (linguistics, prosody) The loss of the initial unstressed vowel of a word.
- The word "scarp" is derived from "escarp" by aphesis.
- prothesis (addition of the beginning of a word)
- apocope (omission at the end of a word)
loss of the initial unstressed vowel of a word
- Italian: aferesi (it) f
- Japanese: 語頭母音消失 (gotō-boin shōshitsu)