Phrase Elision


An elision is the overlapping of two phrases that function as the ending of one phrase and the simultaneous beginning of the next. I tend to show phrase elision with two arcs that overlap like this:

Elision of phrases

Phrase elision can either happen within a formal section or it may coincide with a formal elision. If there is an elision at the formal level, then there is also an elision at the phrase level.


Elision of Subphrases

Subphrases can also elide in the middle of a phrase. This is particularly common in suffixes but of course it's not limited to them. I tend to show subphrase elision with brackets like this: