According to Dmitri Borgmann's "Language on Vacation," metallege is a psychological term which has been adapted by logology to describe word pairs such as SALVE and SLAVE, or SKATE and STAKE. Perhaps a more descriptive term would be letter-swap transposals.
"A Classificiation of Metalleges,"
Word Ways: Vol. 24
, Article 12.
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