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al·lo·phone

 (ăl′ə-fōn′)
n.
1. Linguistics A predictable phonetic variant of a phoneme. For example, the aspirated t of top, the unaspirated t of stop, and the tt (pronounced as a flap) of batter are allophones of the English phoneme /t/.
2. or Allophone Canadian A person whose native language is other than French or English.


al′lo·phon′ic (-fŏn′ĭk) adj.
al′lo·phon′i·cal·ly adv.
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allophone

(ˈæləˌfəʊn)
n
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) any of several speech sounds that are regarded as contextual or environmental variants of the same phoneme. In English the aspirated initial (p) in pot and the unaspirated (p) in spot are allophones of the phoneme /p/
2. Canadian a Canadian whose native language is neither French nor English
allophonic adj
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al•lo•phone

(ˈæl əˌfoʊn)

n.
1. a speech sound constituting one of the phonetic manifestations or variants of a phoneme, depending on its environment, as any of the t-sounds of top, stop, tree, cat, button, metal, or city.
2. Canadian. a person whose native language is neither English nor French.
[1930–35]
al`lo•phon′ic (-ˈfɒn ɪk) adj.
al`lo•phon′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Noun1.allophone - (linguistics) any of various acoustically different forms of the same phoneme
linguistics - the scientific study of language
phoneme - (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
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Translations
allofoni
alofon
alofone

allophone

[ˈæləʊfəʊn] Nalófono m
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allophone

n (Ling) → Allophon nt
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References in periodicals archive ?
The allophony ?h > hh is common in Andalusian and in "other Arabic dialects." This is correct, but why ignore Sibawayh (1970, 2: 462.11), who observes exactly the same assimilation in Classical Arabic, unless this is intended to drive a wedge between the dialects and Sibawayh's grammar.
(18) A complex picture thus emerges of a linguistic environment where /u:/, /o:/, and /ou/ phonemes shift in and out of allophony over time.
This aspect favored the use of a language in a situation of allophony, since it was perceived as forming part of an artistic code.
Allophony is always calculated in terms of a particular test item and as a result, no global characterization of the data is made as is the case for rules of allophony.