# Why do people get syllables mixed up when trying to recall words?

This question is related to this question. It could be a dupe, but I am more interested in whether this is a form of "dyslexic" thinking (for want of a better expression)?

I posted this question on SE English:

Antonym for ameliorate

Where I could not recall the word deleterious and was remembering it as: detiliorate (a non-existent word). I was miss remembering the order of the syllables. plus some other confusion.

• I was confusing the de-le-terious with de-ti-liorate, that is, I had inverted the "L" and "T" sounds in the syllables.

Why do people tend to get sounds mixed up in this way?
What is the process behind this?

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