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any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound

a variant phonological representation of a morpheme

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These various possibilities are illustrated in Figure 32 with the verb /swana/ 'to count' having four stem variants, /su[??]nu/ 'to cross' having two tonal variants but no stem allomorphy, /sapa[??]/ 'to burn' having two stem allomorphs but no tonal variants, and /sasa[??]/ 'to bite' only ever taking one form.
Regarding whether o--and ob--are semantically one unit (allomorphs) or two different prefixes, we consider their meaning similarities or differences to be a decisive factor, in addition to their common etymology, and tendencies in the historical and areal distribution of the two forms.
suffix -liq allomorphs -liy; -liq; -luy; -lug; They unite suffix and vowel and consonant changes in harmony with the root word vowel.
This paper effects this by arguing that Parmenides champions a metaphysically refined form of material monism, a type-monism of things; that light and night are allomorphs of what is (to eon); and that the key features of what is are entailed by the theory of material monism.
Although the proliferation of allomorphs involves a remarkable increase of redundancy in the mental lexicon, Garrapa believes that this price has to be paid because allomorph selection is synchronically phonologically opaque.
Building on Goldshneider & DeKeyser's (2005) claim that inherent properties of the morphemes themselves make their acquisition difficult, the present simple [3.sup.rd] person singular marker -s might be a morpheme difficult to acquire, because it is not a perceptually salient morpheme, since (i) it has a low number of phones (i.e., phonetic substance), with the following variant allomorphs [s] and [z] and [ez]; (ii) the morpheme does not constitute a syllable, as it does not have vowels; (iii) it is a sonorous morpheme, but frequently it occurs in complex codas in final position of verbs in combination with other consonant sounds (e.g., /-lz/ in /'traevelz/ (travels), /-ks/ in /laiks/ (likes), or /-vz/ in /bi'li:vz/ (believes)).
In general in West Semitic it would appear therefore necessary to posit only -*n, with two conditioned allomorphs, and -nn, with perhaps -nn generalizing in some cases.
Their topics include prosodic allomorphs in the Estonian declension system, the nature of perceptual differences between accentual peaks and plateaux, late pitch accents in hat and dip intonation patterns, meter-specific timing and pronunciation in German poetry and prose, and anticipatory effects of intonation.
The proportions of the two allomorphs of crystalline cellulose vary depending on the source of the cellulose.
Meyer-Lubke derived -ne from the effects of phrase-level phonetics on the negative non, with none being the stressed and no the proclitic allomorph. According to Meyer-Lubke, a paradigmatic relation could have been established between the stressed none and unstressed no; from there, the syllable -ne could have been extracted and pressed into service as a marker of the stressed allomorphs of other vowel-final oxytones, including mene and tene in opposition to me and te (Italienische, 172-173).
Like the previous chapter, the authors begin by explaining the concepts of morphology and syntax as well as the difference between morphemes and allomorphs before moving on to specific structures.
(27) ma-n-lok-nen 3PLS- NEG-run- NEG 'They do not run.' (28) ma-m-bin-nen 3PLS-NEG-jump-NEG 'They do not jump.' (29) ma-n-lcps-u- n 3PLA-NEG-beat- 3O-NEG 'They do not beat him.' In 3 > 2 and 3 > 1 configurations, the third person agent morpheme <mu-> has allomorphs in <m-~n-~n> between the preceding personal prefix and the verb root.