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Synonyms for inflection

Synonyms for inflection

a particular vocal quality that indicates some emotion or feeling

Synonyms for inflection

a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function

deviation from a straight or normal course

a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified

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In general, synchronically, we seem to have simply different sets of inflectional paradigms attached directly to the root.
Therefore, it is by no means surprising that in the Prakrits the same ending could penetrate into the inflectional paradigm of the -hi- future, in this case at the expense of the form in -ham/-hiimi.
This rule describes the concatenation of the DFST for the verbal aspectual prefixes, the verbal roots and the DFST for the verbal inflectional paradigm, using common regular expression notation.
Table 2 represents the Early Romani genitive construction: it shows the inflectional paradigm of the noun inflected in the genitive case (and then the complete set of Layer I + Layer II + agreement markers) accompanied by the head noun.
In the inflectional paradigms of pronouns and "pro-adverbs" that historically go back to deictic elements, suppletive stem alternations are commonly encountered, cf.
This is NOT the case: the earliest finite forms are predominantly auxiliary-like items that have in Dutch often impoverished inflectional paradigms lacking overt inflectional endings.
For instance, the inflectional paradigm of the OE noun lar fem.
Besides gender, however, a noun class also contains the purely formal feature of inflection class (the term covering the traditional terms of declension and conjugation), that is, a morphological indicator of the set of forms included in a word's inflectional paradigm.
The following is a partial example of inflectional paradigm (the infinitive (TNF)-PST pairs):
As this example shows, the morphological grade of a form is defined in the context of its inflectional paradigm and cannot be determined by phonological or phonetic properties in isolation.
Since the forms in an inflectional paradigm have an element of semantic sameness as well as one of difference, we should expect to find suppletion wherever the latter is regarded as outweighing the former.
Livonian gradation includes alternation, in an inflectional paradigm, of quantity patterns of stressed syllables that is accompanied either by structural differences in the post-tonic syllable or by the loss of the post-tonic syllable in strong-grade forms and may also be accompanied by simultaneous alternation of tone as in the following 18 nominals with a disyllabic weak-grade stem; stems are separated from inflectional suffixes by a vertical stroke:
Scholars from the US and France address Ferdinand de SaussureAEs influence on descriptive and historical analysis in historical linguistics; the connection between inflectional paradigms as an occasional determinant of sound change; the nature of the phoneme and morpheme to arrive at an intermediate entity, the morpho(pho)neme; a framework for examining the modification of morpho-syntactic categories and the rise of new patterns to express them; and language change in contemporary linguistics communities.
This is to say, some sort of regularization is necessary that accomodates diachronic, dialectal or textual variants to the inflectional paradigms as presented by grammars.
Co-occurrence of the types of consonant alternation in inflectional paradigms