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  1. Shrews
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    Fridge/Refigerator

    Does anybody know the what the word is for when a shortened word has an added letter?
    Example : Refrigerator = fridge

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    Re: Fridge/Refigerator

    Quote Originally Posted by Shrews View Post
    Does anybody know the what the word is for when a shortened word has an added letter?
    Example : Refrigerator = fridge
    I don't know, Shrews, but I do know that fridge was originally the abbreviation for Frigidaire.
    I guess the letter d was added to keep the same sound.

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    Re: Fridge/Refigerator

    I think that's right, queenbu. All the "d" does (and the "e", whish isn't really derived from the original e) if preserve the /ʤ/ sound.

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