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What is it called when an interjection is inserted inside another word?

Is there a term used to describe words such as un-fucking-believable or a-whole-nother? These words have other words inserted inside of the original word, creating a sort of compound word.

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Tmesis is also used to describe this construction, when a lexical word is inserted as an intensifier. And yes, expletives are very often used as intensifiers in these cases.

It's also originally found in words like whatsoever/what-so-ever, howsoever/how-so-ever, etc., which are now words in their own right.

There are rules about where we stick the intensifier, based on prosody in English. We don't find *unbe-fucking-lievable but we do find abso-fucking-lutely. An interesting thing about a-whole-nother is where another is divided; it's not *an-whole-other as one would expect.

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Yes, it's called an infix. Its use in English is confined to such examples, but it is a normal feature of some other languages.

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