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preformative

(priːˈfɔːmətɪv)
n
(Linguistics) a prefixture in Semitic languages
adj
1. (Biology) biology relating to preformed elements of something that develops
2. (Linguistics) relating to a prefixture in Semitic languages
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One prominent Yemeni feature (1989: 95) that he notes is a preformative vowel in /a/ rather than a high vowel, ya-taqaddam "he advances" (not yitqaddam, etc.
From what is known, antbirds apparently follow the Complex Basic Strategy, in which an inserted extra molt, the preformative molt (sensu Howell et al.
Nor does Godwin's reference to seeds of possibility buried within the self and society simply reinscribe an organicist ideology that has recourse to a preformative rhetoric in which the possible takes precedence over the real.
We considered 1st-year birds of some species that do not replace primaries during preformative molt to be in active molt if score for molt of body feathers was medium or heavy (Pyle et al.
To illustrate this institutive process of the political identity of the migrants' movement in Barcelona and the transformation of this identity over time, some of the preformative practices and the resources through which this movement is achieving its institution, as a product of political tactics negotiated interculturally, have been described in this article.
Adler knows that words are not all that our siddur has to say and that the words are preformative as well as expressive.
41) a-form i-form Preformative vowel ya-lbas (ELA) yi-lbas (Cairene) (30) Definite article al- (Sudanic) ii- (North African) 3FSG on verb -at, shaaf-at -it, shaaf-it (Cairene) (Sudanic) FPL on verb -an (southern -in (Najdi) Iraq) FSG on noun -at (Gulf -it (Nigerian) dialects) Intrusive--Vn -an (Shukriyya), -in (as above) CA energic (31)
The preformative molt in HYs begins in breeding areas in early July and involves the body feathers but no tertials, rectrices or remiges (Pyle 1997); the adult prebasic molt begins in July and is a complete molt involving the entire plumage.
Preformative molt can be incomplete and eccentric in some species with molt commencing at a primary other than P 1, but replacement continues to be distal and in sequence (Pyle 1997).
Accordingly, it is not an independent law but rather a reflection of the process through which the preformative conjugation originates, and the distribution of the vowels can be explained accordingly.
First, they recharacterized and renamed the conventional first prebasic molt as a nonrecurring preformative molt because this molt is highly variable in timing and extent within and across avian taxa.
The restructuring and loss of Neo-pa"el according to [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] was triggered by the merger of base S of the former with that of the latter due to degemination, compensatory vowel lengthening, and the elision of the preformative m-, as in *mpallet > *[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (as in conservative NENA dialects) > [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'that he take out,' a form homophonous with [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'that he go out.