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Definition of the noun allomorph

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noun - plural: allomorphs

  1. any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound
    • example: calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: chemical compound / compound = a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
  2. a variant phonological representation of a morpheme
    • example: the final sounds of `bets' and `beds' and `horses' and `oxen' are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: morpheme = minimal meaningful language unit
    • more specific word: morphophoneme = the phonemes (or strings of phonemes) that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme

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Google previewBeginning Linguistics (2012)

by Laurie Bauer

Allomorph An allomorph is a conditioned variant of a MORPHEME. Allophone An allophone is a conditioned variant of a PHONEME. Alveolar A consonant is said to be alveolar if it is articulated with the tongue touching or close to the ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics (2012)

by José Ignacio Hualde, Antxon Olarrea, Erin O'Rourke

allomorph is that the plural be based on a singular output that has morphological word status in the Spanish lexicon; ...

Google previewThe Derivational Residue in Phonological Optimality Theory (1999)

by Ben Hermans, Marc van Oostendorp

'salt-water centipede' This is an interesting observation, and becomes more so if we add a slight emendation to it: when the consonant that appears at the end of the isolation allomorph is a nasal, the vowel that is added is virtually always /u/.

Google previewThe Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (2012)

by Harriet Ottenheimer

An allomorph is a variant form of a morpheme. (If you have already read Chapter 3, you know that an allophone is a variant form of a phoneme, and indeed the relationships between allo—somethings and something-emes is pretty much the ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2014)

by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

ambiguity allomorph Morphology. An alternant of a *morpheme (1); any form in which a (meaningful) morpheme is actually realized. (Also called morphemic variant.) This label includes both phonologically *conditioned alternants (e.g. ...

Google previewWintu Dictionary (1985)

by Harvey Pitkin

/ba'/ allomorph of human pronominal plural classifier suffix; contrasts with pronominal plural inflectional suffix {te} (see {ba}) puba' these people there ...

Google previewProto Utian Grammar and Dictionary (2014)

With Notes on Yokuts by Catherine Callaghan

-un is a rare allomorph of the possessive case observed so far only in Bodega Miwok after nominalized verbs ending in a consonant (circumstances and conditioning factors uncertain). PMiw *{-nu} subjective case was *-n *n u/V_ (*-nu *-0/C_).

Google previewA Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics (2013)

by R.L. Trask

alternant /'orlt9n9nt/ See allomorph. alternation /:>rlt9'nerjn/ n. A synonym for allomorphy ...

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics (1954)

by Mario Pei, Frank Gaynor

allomorph: A positional variant of a morpheme occurring in a specific environment. (E.g., am is an allomorph of be, occurring in the environment of 1.) allophones: The several variants of speech sounds, which constitute a phoneme (q.v.).

Google previewWords, Lexemes, Concepts, Approaches to the Lexicon (1999)

Studies in Honour of Leonhard Lipka by Wolfgang Falkner, Hans-Jörg Schmid

Einträgen, das Allomorph -yst in genau 1 1 Einträgen. Als Komposita auf personales -yst dienen überhaupt nur noch zwei aus griechisch Kein abgeleitete, nämlich analyst und catalyst.

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Language (2002)

by N.E. Collinge

An even greater divergence is seen in was, which has no trace of either beor of a recognisable past tense allomorph; such casesare sometimes referred to as ' suppletion', and the problem they raiseisthat there areno criteria formaking a ...

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Allomorph Meaning

Video shows what allomorph means. Any of the different crystalline forms of a substance.. Any of the different phonological representations of a morpheme..

Scrabble value of A1L1L1O1M3O1R1P3H4

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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