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alternant

(ɔːlˈtɜːnənt)
adj
alternating
[C17: from French, from Latin alternāre to alternate]
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Be that as it may, in a restricted Szepe-style description, both stem alternants show the effect of having undergone rule (2):
Thus, hajl-, hajol-, hajla- are in complementary distribution, at least at the level of occurrences, constituting combinatorily conditioned alternants as inputs to further suffixation, just like in the case of all C1C2-final verb stems, cf.
Because of the rarity of many of the forms in other Middle Mongolian documents, it is only through detailed investigation of the Secret History text that one can hope to reach a fuller understanding of the semantics and usage of these alternants.
5) Hence it may be hoped that a fuller understanding of the variants of-BA will clarify the usage of analogous alternants of the other, less frequent indicative endings.
The data suggest that the use of the prefix is determined neither by the ablaut vowel in the preterite nor by the number of ablaut alternants of the prefixed verb.
The number of ablaut alternants in the prefixed strong preterite forms Number of ablaut alternants Tykes Tokens Class I Bi-alternant steins /[?
First, as will be seen in the following sections most of the suffixes have what appear to be complex alternants.
Most of the denominal plural suffixes in Table 3 appear to have complex alternants.
The distribution of the vestiges of the original Vernerian voiceless and voiced alternants in Old English strong verb paradigm entailed the presence of the old voiceless fricative in the infinitive and 1, 3sg.
The distribution of the effects of Verner's Law in verbs belonging to Class V is demonstrated in Table 8 (facing page), followed by the presentation of contexts in which forms without Vernerian alternants were found.
As already remarked, Old English verbs do not seem to preserve reflexes of Proto-Germanic *-iiV- and *-iV- alternants superficially.
Detailed examination of Old English material but also broader perspective adopted in which to view the data (namely, the relation between Sievers, gemination and Germanic reductive developments) allow to conclude that the Old English material furnishes cogent evidence for the presence of Sievers' distinct alternants *-iV- ~ *-iiV- in Proto-Germanic.