metathesis

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a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence

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a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)

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Nine ANTI GRAMS are all but one ostriches or other poorly mixed metatheses, the 18 being the longest anagram I found or created.
Instead the word derives < OIA tusara- 'cold' (5894) with subsequent metatheses and voice assimilation of the original -t-.
Apart from this, Luick discusses processes such as the early consonant gemination, early changes in consonant clusters, continuations of the earlier palatalisation processes, metatheses and distant assimilation as well as several other minor developments.
Anticipations, perseverations, metatheses, misorderings and some additions are contextual errors.
In 1971, Yves Chauvin was able to explain in detail how metatheses reactions function and what types of metal compound act as catalysts in the reactions.