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

al·lo·morph 2

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.
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Adj.1.allomorphic - pertaining to allomorphs
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Towards the end of the Old English period, the language was characterized by large-scale allomorphic variation, with most of these alternations being unpredictable.
Sibawayhi spends nine pages in his grammar al-Kitab describing the two -n's (1970, 2: 152-61), with much of the description devoted to the various allomorphic or variationist realizations of the light -n, including detailed discussion and criticism of the views of Yunus Ibn Habib (d.
Allomorphic relationships from hatching to 56 days in parental lines and F1 crosses of chickens selected over 27 generations for high or low BW.
This author distinguished isomorphic, allomorphic and metamorphic shoot developments.
In a short survey of the salient phonological and morphological characteristics of the language the author notes that Erzya could be said to feature a relatively productive morphological system "with ample allomorphic variation and regular affix-meaning cumulation, which might promote discussions in the definition of derivation versus declension and conjugation.
These words cannot derive < OIA *sitta- 'whistle' (13427) but require an allomorphic protoform *suti- 'whistle'.
Once the morphological segmentation is available, the generation of lemmata can be achieved by appending the canonical inflectional suffix to the identified base, and potentially applying the necessary allomorphic change to the root.
as essentially phonological in character--comes from cases in which vowel lengthening and CV (or VC) reduplication are contextually determined allomorphic alternatives.
Here red is associated only with the parodic succor of the rodeo clowns who pull the bulls off the riders, a violence duplicated by the allomorphic transition from the Del Mars' clanking bedstead to the gate of the bull chute.
In Old Maithili, the converbal affix was invariably -i (or, its allomorphic variants -ia/-ia).
The inflectional sets presented in Hogg and Fulk together with their most important allomorphic variants are summarized in Table 1: (see Appendix, p.
In Yucatec, however, four classes of intransitive stems are distinguished by patterns of allomorphic variation in status inflection: "active", "inactive", "inchoative", and "dispositional" stems.