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(linguistics) any of various acoustically different forms of the same phoneme

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Vocalic alternations only are analyzed because consonantal contrasts represent allophonic phenomena.
However, considering the number of allophonic variants, the nominal system as presented in Hogg and Fulk is practically identical with the one presented in Campbell (1959), as can be seen in Tables 2 and 3 (Appendix, p.
3) The process in (4b) is apparently an allophonic one in Modem Danish.
Close ME, Pang L, Magesan GN, Lee R, Green SR (2003) Field study of pesticide leaching in an allophonic soil in New Zealand.
Indeed, it is hard to see what could compel speakers to select consistently only one of a number of possible articulatory strategies that produce practically the same acoustic effects; therefore, inter-subject and allophonic variability encompassing [3] and [[?
Tracking the diffusion of [a:] forms of (AI) from the Southeast, therefore, is complicated by the fact that [aI] forms were already typical of the western side of the Fens, and that the rest of the Fens had a system marked by a clear allophonic split (with the split clearer in the central Fens than further to the East).
Some of the distinctions are phonemic in some contexts and allophonic in others.
2003) found higher temperature led to faster dissipation of clopyralid by enhancing soil microbial activity in an allophonic soil of New Zealand.
Many features are bundled together, with dialects differing as to which are phonemic and which allophonic.
As Jordan wrote before phoneme theory, he clearly could not specify whether he meant an allophonic realisation of a or a different phoneme.
To illustrate, one may note that the student can appreciate the notion of the allophonic rule when confronted with stop-spirant alternations of the begadkephat series (p.
Sievers' original formulation of the law concerned allophonic variation of (some of) the resonants in the E parent language, which were assumed to be unspecified for syllabicity, the vocalic variants interchanging with their consonantal counterparts in accordance with the environment, in particular in line with the weight of the preceding syllable.
In addition, Labov claims that the force of social evaluation is attached mainly to superficial aspects of language, that is, allophonic variation and vocabulary.
The second chapter then gives phonetic descriptions that serve as input for discussions of allophonic variation, co-occurrence constraints, and syllable structure that are interspersed through chapters 2, 3, and 4--chapters that contain some of the book's most original insights.