I have to reject your premise that these people metathesize ask metathesis would be if they actually failed to say aks and ended up saying. Police -- police verbs ending in /k/ are changed liked -- li-tid walked -- wah- tid metathesis occurs ask -- aks (axe) devoicing of final voiced consonants. Metathesis is the transposition of sounds or syllables in a word or of words in a sentence from phonological reconstruction in some cases, including english ask (see below), it is not possible to settle with certainty on the original version.
The most commonly cited example of metathesis in an english word is the pronunciation of [aks] for [ask] the old english verb acsian is usually mentioned to. Metathesis -- the transposition of letters, syllables, or sounds in a word, as in the pronunciation kuhmf-ter-buhl for comfortable or aks for ask. In this respect, ask to ax is a metathesis, because the s and the k are flipped to say aks, although it gets spelled as ax now, why is this phenomenon.
Given this, we ask a second question: is s//t metathesis equally well attested in both note that confusability is, in principle, symmetric: if aks is. Metathesis definition, the transposition of letters, syllables, or sounds in a word, as in the [kuhmf-ter-buh l] /ˈkʌmf tər bəl/ for comfortable or [aks] /æks/ for ask. The result of these vowel changes, and of the old english metathesis asc- , acs- , was that middle english had the types ōx , ax , ex , ask , esk.
Metathesis is an equally attested process of diachronic sound change or let me put this another way: if i pronounced ask as aks i would. One day, someone in the class mentioned the word metathesis, which occurs when two adjacent sounds are swapped (as in “aks” for “ask”. And as we ask these questions, we can start to realize, wait, who has the this is a process called metathesis, where sounds switch places but when i tell people that chaucer actually used aks, it often rocks their world. So, 'film' for example becomes flim, 'ask' becomes aks etc this is referred to as metathesis 3 vocabulary though they get a significant portion.
Metathesis is not a thesis about a thesis, but the transposition of sounds in words, which can happen 'ask' this has long existed in two forms aks was used by chaucer and is still in use in vernacular of west indian origin. I can think of two reasons someone would say aks instead of ask metathesis ( . Sound change: types metathesis: it occurs when two sounds switch places • old english: ask- aks • latin: crepare- parabola- miraculu-.
Ask → aks another instance of coda cluster metathesis can be found in faroese where we would expect a postvocalic fricative followed by two stops, we find. Aks is a common way to pronounce ask etymologically the word ask the / aks/ variant is an example of the natural switching of sounds called metathesis. Phonological metathesis in the dialect under investigation such sequential example, ask is pronounced aks in dialectal english (cf crystal 2003:291. Willson speculates that the mispronunciation comes from metathesis, or transposing certain letters within words saying aks for ask is.