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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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oblique opposition, thematic status, gender and number, and it is followed by a second agglutinative morpheme (Layer II, -ke-, with the allomorph -ge- occurring after -n-) that marks the case.
8) Most Bulgarian grammars treat ob--as an allomorph of o--(Pashov 1966; Gerov 1977; Tilkov et al.
As this alternation is dealt with in less than a page, it remains unclear whether he is arguing that the ar in these cases is an allomorph of dar, whether it is the indefinite article ar, whether the phonological rule only occurs in prepositional phrases, only in place names, or both.
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.
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 allomorph of the labiodental /f/ also appears in rural varieties of archaic Spanish.
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).
CII] for cellulose II), the contributions of each allomorph were divided into ICRX-CI for cellulose I and ICRX-CII for cellulose II, according to Equation 3.
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.