morphophoneme


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morphophoneme

(ˌmɔːfəʊˈfəʊniːm)
n
(Linguistics) linguistics the set of phonemes or sequences of phonemes that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme
[C20: from morpheme + phoneme]
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Noun1.morphophoneme - (linguistics) the phonemes (or strings of phonemes) that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme
linguistics - the scientific study of language
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"
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(12.) /V/ represents a morphophoneme, the phonological realization of which is determined by the root vowel.
In the former the reader is introduced to the notion of morphophoneme, and presented with a classification of morpheme types as well as a discussion of affixes and their functions.
(1) (i) TB a (under accent a) is viewed as reflecting a morphophoneme |a|, which makes Adams end up with a vowel inventory without a short a.