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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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The 2sg ending shows allomorphy between *-t and *-c in the present and the past tense of conjugation I verbs: MariE purat, MariW parat you bite (< PMari *purat) vs.
There are other -n's in Arabic that have the same allomorphy as (42).
The topics include allomorphy and the architecture of grammar, the distribution of vowels in English and trochaic proper government, frequency effects in Bantu height harmony, Maastricht Lumburgian high vowels as an example of quantity or durational enhancement of tone, and the Tibetan numerals segmentation problem and how virtual learners solve it.
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.
However, acknowledging the fact that a similar trial by Jones (1999) to disentangle decades of terminological confusion has not been very successful, we may rather take the risk of creating additional jargon and propose the term "metamorphic heteroblasty" to distinguish true heteroblasty unambiguously from allomorphy.
The author spends comparatively more time exploring clitic clusters: the fixation of clitic order and allomorphy.
52) Perfectivity allomorphy occurring within the L-forming class is quite easy to predict and the class as such has been subject to much more of leveling and innovation as compared to the older T-class (Schmidt, p.
On the phonological level, the language presents an interesting case of infix allomorphy and vowel coalescence.
Various scholars have addressed the problem of the allomorphy at issue here, but their grouping criteria have differed and no one scheme has proven truly satisfactory (cf.
the attested forms in -hisi) was restored secondarily in order to avoid allomorphy.
Their specific topics include laryngeal under-specification and richness of the base, underlying representations that do not minimize grammatical violations, selection rather than optimization of allomorphy, Yowlumne capacity and the enriched input model, derived environmental effects and consistency of exponence, colored turbid accents and containment, freedom and the ability to interpret, restraint of analysis, ternary rhythm, representational complexity in syllable structure, restricting GEN, division of labor between segment-internal structure and violable constraints, and variables in optimality theory.
Avoidance of the marked' in Miya pluractional allomorphy.