allomorph

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  • noun

Words related to allomorph

any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound

a variant phonological representation of a morpheme

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It is striking that almost all contemporary observers who have had the benefit of tape recorders agree on the allomorphy in (42).
Accounts of plural allomorphy in Old English disyllabic neuter a-stems reveal that plural number marking in these nouns was complex and problematic, measurably more so than it was in Old English nouns of some other paradigms.
A subcategorization approach to opacity and non-suppletive allomorphy in the Cupeno habilitative mood.
The observation that genitive singulars of most first declension nouns have an even number of syllables while those of second declension nouns often have an odd number of syllables is sometimes taken as evidence that the partitive and genitive plural exhibit syllable-conditioned allomorphy.
The allomorphy of this ending is the result of crosslinguistic comparison that is unable to reconstruct a unitarian protoform.
As a result of such generalisation, the allomorphy rendered by the operation of Verner's Law was being gradually removed.
Instead, prosodically conditioned allomorphy is foot-based (Lehiste 1965; 1997), reflecting the fact that Estonian often continues to treat Q3 syllables as the disyllables from which they are historically derived.
The initial vowels of the suffixes illustrated in (1) have much in common: all undergo vowel harmony, all involve the same consonant inventory, all respect the same overall syllable phonotactics, and all show allomorphy that results in avoidance of vowel hiatus.
Focusing on allomorphy, the discussion progresses from the general to the specific description of this linguistic phenomenon.
that is amply attested in echo words crosslinguistically concerns suppletive allomorphy.
Ratcliffe, The 'Broken' Plural Problem in Arabic and Comparative Semitic: Allomorphy and Analogy in Non-Concatenative Morphology (Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
We can approach this problem by examining the following terms: allomorphy, lexicalisation, suppletion, and paradigm, all of which are fundamental notions related to the notion of morphological derivation.
Though it might appear that all three forms are derived from a single underlying representation, with the surface forms representing a case of simple (morphophonological) allomorphy, in fact such an account is untenable: in this article we show that the interaction of phonetic, phonological, morphological, and lexical considerations all bear on selection of the correct form.
Inflectional morphology seems to be quite commonly affected by analogical changes given the strong paradigmatic cohesion existing there as opposed to the higher rate of allomorphy typical of word formation.