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al·lo·morph 1

 (ăl′ə-môrf′)
n.

al′lo·mor′phic adj.
al′lo·mor′phism n.

al·lo·morph 2

 (ăl′ə-môrf′)
n.
Any of the variant forms of a morpheme. For example, the phonetic (s) of cats (kăts), (z) of pigs (pĭgz), and (ĭz) horses (hôr′sĭz) are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme.


al′lo·mor′phic adj.
al′lo·mor′phism n.

allomorph

(ˈæləˌmɔːf)
n
1. (Linguistics) linguistics any of the phonological representations of a single morpheme. For example, the final (s) and (z) sounds of bets and beds are allomorphs of the English noun-plural morpheme
2. (Chemistry) any of two or more different crystalline forms of a chemical compound, such as a mineral
ˌalloˈmorphic adj

al•lo•morph

(ˈæl əˌmɔrf)

n.
one of the alternate forms of a morpheme, as the plural form -en in oxen, the -es in stitches, and the vowel in men.
[1865–70]
al`lo•mor′phic, adj.
al′lo•mor•phism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allomorph - any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound; "calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite"
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
2.allomorph - a variant phonological representation of a morpheme; "the final sounds of `bets' and `beds' and `horses' and `oxen' are allomorphs of the English plural morpheme"
morpheme - minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
morphophoneme - (linguistics) the phonemes (or strings of phonemes) that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme
Translations
Allomorph
allomorfi
allomorphe
alomorf
allomorf

allomorph

[ˈæləʊmɔːf] Nalomorfo m
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Accordingly, the history of the term nbs (the allomorph of ) (21) is dependent upon the ritual of feeding described in this and other texts from Sam' al.
This word can be broken down into smaller parts, or morphemes, thus ma- is a reflexive/passive prefix (realised as the allomorph mam- before a vowel); ihlapi 'to be at a loss as what to do next'; -n, stative suffix; ata, achievement suffix; and -apai, a dual suffix, which has a reciprocal sense with ma- (circumfix).
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.
The anti-nuclear protest amounts, in fact, to an allomorph of the rag antics-as uncommitted, unimpassioned, and numerically feeble as they--and the mushroom cloud on a banner matches the tower of ostrich plumes during the Verushka shoot, their smoky, fiery colors trivializing the weapon as an "accessory," an artifact constructed from the trappings of the Bourbon regime.
Moreover, a new patented methodology (Figure 3) has made it possible to industrially isolate the crystalline structure of chitin (Figure 4) from its allomorph parallel sheets to obtain the so-called chitin nanofibrils (CN).
Consequently, determining which disyllabic a-neuters attached the u-plural allomorph regularly and which attached it by analogy as well as which of these neuters suffixed the o-allomorph regularly and which did so analogically is troublesome.
In (30) and (31) the allomorph <n> occurs between them.
Khwarshi Essive Lative Ablative CONT -1 -1-ul -1-zi IN -(m)a -(m)a-1 -(m)a-zi SUB -y -y-ul -y-zi SUPER -y'o -y'o-1 -y'o-zi AT -qo -qo-l -qo-zi NEAR -yo -yo-1 -yo-zi ILOC -ho -ho-1 -ho-zi Versative Translative Tenninative CONT -1-yu-1 -l-yu-zaz -1-q'a IN -(m)a-yu-1 -(m)a-yu-zaz -(m)a-q'a SUB -y-yu-1 -y-yu-zaz -y-q'a SUPER -y'o-yu-l -y'o-yu-zaz -y'o-q'a AT -qo-yu-1 -qo-yu-zaz -qo-q'a NEAR -yo-yu-1 -yo-yu-zaz -yo-q'a ILOC -ho-yu-1 -ho-yu-zaz -ho-q'a All four location suffixes ending with -o have an allomorph ending with -a.
For example, in the Korekore dialect of Shona, the causative extension /-is-/ "is realized as [is-] when the last vowel in the in the radical is /a/, /i/ or /u/ and the consonant radicals; the allomorph /-es-/ occurs when the last vowel of the radical is /e/ or /o/" (Dembetembe, 1987:62).
The relatively early attested cuda-1 is also the most widespread allomorph with modern descendants found in the triangle between Nuristani, Assamese and Maldivian.
The desired output information, as far as morphology is concerned, requires a morphological lexicon and morphological corpus annotation to include parsed lexemes on the morphological level, with annotations and explicit feature bundles associated with each single morpheme or allomorph, as shown in table 1 for the word procitamo (Croatian, "to read(out)").
The main purpose of our endeavours was to establish the relative extension positions as reflected in Table 2, and in addition, to provide the lexical transducer with the phonological rules that would dictate the correct allomorph of any extension in any given extension sequence.