Phonetics Terminology: Early Mistakes

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Early Mistakes

  • Addition - adding extra vowels (usually at the end of words) e.g. horsey
  • Deletion - leaving off the last consonant e.g. 'cat' becomes 'ca'
  • Reduplication - repetition of certain sounds e.g. 'weewee'
  • Substitution - one sound is swapped for another (easier to pronounce) e.g. 'rabbit' becomes


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