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A clitic that is attached to the beginning of another word.
Of or relating to a proclitic or proclisis; forming an accentual unit with the following word.

[New Latin procliticus : pro- + Late Latin (en)cliticus, enclitic; see enclitic.]

pro·clit′i·ci·za′tion (-ə-sĭ-zā′shən), pro·clis′is (-klĭs′ĭs) n.
pro·clit′i·cize′ (-ə-sīz′) v.


a. relating to or denoting a monosyllabic word or form having no stress or accent and pronounced as a prefix of the following word, as in English 't for it in 'twas
b. (in classical Greek) relating to or denoting a word that throws its accent onto the following word
(Linguistics) a proclitic word or form
[C19: from New Latin proclīticus, from Greek proklinein to lean forwards; formed on the model of enclitic]


(proʊˈklɪt ɪk)
1. (of a word) closely connected in pronunciation with the following word and not having an independent accent or phonological status.
2. a proclitic word.
[1840–50; < New Latin proclīticus]
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i:/ of the English definite article for emphasis constitutes a language-pair-specific problem trigger, since in Arabic the definite article is expressed through the proclitic /'al/, which cannot receive different levels of stress (Hawas, 1989, p.
The same notation is used in proclitic and enclitic phrases, as in my SWEET love .
3 Source, location, and goal are marked periphrastically by way of proclitic prepositional elements.
Note also that 'al would then be distinguished from the proclitic asseverative l- in Ugaritic.
In a parallel fashion, final elision in proclitic pronouns is regarded as another instance of phrasal allomorphy, exhibiting specific preferences of lexical selection: the output l'avevo is disfavored with regard to la avevo, and even less preferred for le avevo, because [plural] is stronger than [singular].
While tense-aspect-polarity clitics are optional, the subject-and-mood proclitic is obligatory.
Meyer-Lubke derived -ne from the effects of phrase-level phonetics on the negative non, with none being the stressed and no the proclitic allomorph.
The choice between them is made by subcategorization: the proclitic mo 'my', for example, is marked to take the lenition form of the noun it governs.
Everything else is a stock phrase, repeated in each subsequent line of the wangga text, in which wak is never prefaced by its appropriate noun classifier, proclitic a=.
The proclitic negative particle ne often merges with the verb stem giving forms like nylle or nolde.