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1. (used with a pl. verb) The changes in pronunciation undergone by allomorphs of morphemes as they are modified by neighboring sounds, as the plural allomorphs in cat-s, dog-s, box-es, or as they are modified for grammatical reasons in the course of inflection or derivation, as house versus to house and housing.
2. (used with a sing. verb) The study of the morphophonemics of a language.

mor′pho·pho·ne′mic adj.
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(Linguistics) (functioning as singular) linguistics the study of the phonemic realization of the allomorphs of the morphemes of a language
ˌmorphophoˈnemic adj
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(ˌmɔr foʊ fəˈni mɪks, -fə foʊˈni-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the study of the relations between morphemes and their phonological realizations, components, or mappings.
2. the body of data concerning these relations in a given language.
mor`pho•pho•ne′mic, adj.
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1. the study of the relations between morphemes and their phonetic realizations, components, or distribution contexts.
2. the body of data concerning these relations in a specific language. — morphophonemicist, n. — morphophonemic, adj.
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Noun1.morphophonemics - the study of the phonological realization of the allomorphs of the morphemes of a language
descriptive linguistics - a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments
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In The Sound of Indo-European 2: Papers on Indo-European Phonetics, Phonemics and Morphophonemics, ed.
The morphological parser also has a morphophonemics module which generates the allomorphs of the morphemes, i.e.
Another interesting phenomenon in Ganza morphophonemics is the interaction between the processes of vowel elision, voicing and manner assimilation, and word-final devoicing and deglottalization.
Here we join plural morpheme lAr/DAr (lAr/DAr is an adopted designation of plural affix, which after application of morphophonemics rules is transformed into one of final endings: lar/ler, dar/der, tar/ter) and correspondent Multichar Symbol: +Pl for the morphoanalysis.
The elements they describe include morphology and morphophonemics, personal pronouns, verb serialization, nonverbal predication and be-verbs, numerals and other time expressions, and lexical variation.
Words that were borrowed up until the 19th century which adjusted to Hebrew morphophonemics are not considered generally as loan words.
Modality differences in sign language phonology and morphophonemics. In Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages, Richard P.
Remarks on the origins of morphophonemics in American structuralist linguistics.