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

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In fact, there is sufficient evidence to justify the belief that some dialectal phenomena, including the distribution of certain characteristic allophones across the regional accents of English, may be older than traditionally believed and surprisingly stable in the historical perspective.
Toutefois, comment ces nouveaux arrivants allophones peuventils communiquer et etablir des liens avec les membres de la societe quebecoise avant d'acquerir une connaissance suffisante du francais ?
Approximately 50 percent of the allophones speak both French and English, an increase of 3 percentage points (Statistics Canada 2002).
* Differences between phoneme, allophone and letter.
Again, [[beta]] and [[gamma]] are allophones of the phonemes /b/ and /g/, respectively, and [R] is a dialectal variant occurring most commonly in Caribbean dialects.
Thus Anglophones and Allophones within Quebec and Francophones outside Quebec (Acadians excepted, see below) would experience a further marginalization as internal minorities should Canada move in a multinational direction.
There is, neverthless, a fear on the part of some Anglophones and Allophones, and perhaps even a few Francophones as well, that a sovereign Quebec would reverse this tolerant pluralistic orientation or at least weaken it.
What about the language rights of immigrant allophones who will live in the new province?
Montreal's linguistic divisions have traditionally been drawn on east-west lines, but the relative stability of the French language, decline in the anglophone population, the increasingly bilingual nature of the remaining anglophone population, and growing numbers of immigrants and allophones have led to more complex spatial configurations on linguistic and ethnic lines (107-200).
By contrast the anglophones in the province, the allophones, and the indigenous people -- the Inuit and the Cree -- were all strongly against secession.
The English speaking immigrants whose mother tongue may not have been English and the immigrants who speak another language at home but English rather than French outside the home are known as Allophones. Thus Quebec, and in particular Montreal, is a multiethnic and multicultural society, and would if independent be a multiethnic state.
And a few days after the vote, the government announced that four hospitals in Montreal, which provided service mostly for Anglophones and Allophones, were to be closed.
1 Hogg writes, ~It is also likely that /l/ had both "clear" and "dark" allophones, the latter occurring in the environment of a back vowel or consonant.
features, and various subsets of the phonological inventory (dental emphatics, pharyngeal [??]ayn, liquids, and bilabials) have various effects on the distribution of emphasis, both the diachronic and synchronic perspectives are taken so as to account for the occurrence of emphatic allophones, vowels, and consonants.