archiphoneme


Related to archiphoneme: Phonemes

archiphoneme

(ˈɑːkɪˌfəʊniːm; ˌɑːkɪˈfəʊniːm)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics an abstract linguistic unit representing two or more phonemes when the distinction between these has been neutralized: conventionally shown by a capital letter within slashes, as /T/ for /t/ and /d/ in German Rat and Rad
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archiphoneme

[ˈɑːkɪˌfəʊniːm] Narchifonema m
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As seen in (60a), the vowel height features of the root shift onto the prefix, here the class 3 archiphoneme /U-/:
In this book the morphological operations involved in such forms as these are neither described nor explained; their final /-b-, -g-, -r-/ archiphonemes of neutralization are recognized only in their trivial surface realizations and then assigned to the initials of the morphemes that follow in the composita in question.
Yet the Arab scholars who devised the system of harakat were in fact basing themselves on a phonemic principle: the vowel qualities of fath, damm, and kasr are essentially archiphonemes capable of a variety of phonetic realizations.