Expletive infixation is a process by which an expletive or profanity is inserted into a word, usually for intensification.

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  • Expletive infixation is a process by which an expletive or profanity is inserted into a word, usually for intensification. It is similar to tmesis, but not all instances are covered by the usual definition of tmesis because the words are not necessarily compounds.The most commonly inserted English expletives are adjectival: either participles (fucking, mother-fucking, freaking, blooming, bleeding, damned) or adjectives (bloody).Although most speakers are not exposed to these formations until after childhood,[citation needed] they can form new examples readily once introduced to the process, and their judgments of which formations are acceptable are remarkably consistent. This suggests that the rules for the placement of the expletive are not arbitrary, but instead derive from fundamental aspects of English phonology.A simple rule is that the insertion occurs at a syllable boundary, usually just before the primary stressed syllable. Thus, one hears abso-fuckin'-lutely rather than *ab-fuckin'-solutely. This rule is insufficient to describe examples such as un-fuckin'-believable, however, so modifications to this rule are proposed such as morpheme boundaries taking precedence over stress. Counterexamples to this exception do exist: unbe-fuckin'-lievable.A more fundamental theory due to John McCarthy is based on prosody. Its basic principle is that "the metrical stress tree of the host is minimally restructured to accommodate the stress tree of the infix". For example, although unbelievable and irresponsible have identical stress patterns, and the first syllable of each is a separate morpheme, the preferred insertion points are different: un-fuckin'-believable, but irre-fuckin'-sponsible. McCarthy explains this by saying they have different prosodic structures: un(be((lieva)ble)), but (irre)((sponsi)ble). The infix cannot fall between the syllables ir and re because they form a single prosodic foot.
  • Expletive infixationとは、文字通り、虚辞(Expletive)、ここでは冒涜的で卑猥な言葉(Profanity)を、通常意味を強めるために、語の中に挿入(Infixation)するプロセスのこと。unbelievable(信じられない) → un-fucking-believable(ニュアンス的に、くそ信じられない)
  • 咒罵綴(Expletive infixation)是在詞語中插入的虛詞(詞綴),以加強髒話的語氣。unbelievable(難以置信) → un-fucking-believable(語感:真他媽的不敢相信)
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  • Expletive infixationとは、文字通り、虚辞(Expletive)、ここでは冒涜的で卑猥な言葉(Profanity)を、通常意味を強めるために、語の中に挿入(Infixation)するプロセスのこと。unbelievable(信じられない) → un-fucking-believable(ニュアンス的に、くそ信じられない)
  • 咒罵綴(Expletive infixation)是在詞語中插入的虛詞(詞綴),以加強髒話的語氣。unbelievable(難以置信) → un-fucking-believable(語感:真他媽的不敢相信)
  • Expletive infixation is a process by which an expletive or profanity is inserted into a word, usually for intensification.
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  • Expletive infixation
  • 咒罵綴
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