Elision in language learning.
Is “elision” a hurdle in education?
Elision is a linguistic term that refers to the omission of one or more sounds or syllables in a word or phrase. While elision can present challenges for language learners, it is not typically considered a significant hurdle in education.
In fact, elision is a natural aspect of many languages, and it is often used to create more fluid or efficient speech. For example, in English, it is common to elide the “e” in “have” when it is used in contractions (e.g., “I’ve” instead of “I have”). Similarly, in French, many words are elided in spoken language, such as “je suis” (I am) becoming “j’suis” or “tu es” (you are) becoming “t’es”.
While learners may need to be aware of elision in order to understand spoken language, it is generally considered to be a minor aspect of language learning, and one that can be mastered with practice. Therefore, elision is not typically considered a significant hurdle in education.