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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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I have not been able to confirm if this is due to a semantic requirement imposed by--pe or if it is a simple allomorphy arbitrarily conditioned by the stem.
We speak in such cases of inflectional allomorphy (see Dressler 2015: [section] 2.
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We discuss the issue of allomorphy in detail elsewhere (see Endresen et al.
1989) study above, affixes that induce allomorphy in the base also affect which route a learner finally takes when trying to gain lexical access to a derived form.
Explaining phonological conditions on affixation: Evidence from suppletive allomorphy and affix ordering.
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There are other -n's in Arabic that have the same allomorphy as (42).
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He also states that in the dialect of The Ormulum most differences in the length of the root vowel in nominal paradigms exhibiting allomorphy had been entirely eliminated, usually in favour of the short variant.
11) This is a simplified overview, particularly concerning the intricate morphophonology and the allomorphy of many of the affixes; cf.