apophony


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a·poph·o·ny

 (ə-pŏf′ə-nē)
n.
See ablaut.

a·poph′o·nic (-nĭk) adj.

apophony

(əˈpɒfənɪ)
n
a change in the quality of a vowel sound to indicate grammatical change
Translations
äännevaihtelu
ablauts
apofonia
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First, it does not exhibit apophony, (5) even though the OJ vowel [e.
The term seems to have been coined by Karl Brugmann (1885) in his Greek grammar and thus belongs to a period when much German linguistic terminology was borrowed into English; ablaut and umlaut are still main entries in Trask (2000), although the calques apophony and metaphony have been created.
The six major processes distinguished by this author are: compounding, affixation, suprafixation, replication (string of phonemes that is a copy of the replicant), apophony (also known as ablaut, alternation of sounds within a word that indicates grammatical information, often inflectional), and conversion.