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allomorphism

[‚a·lə′mȯr‚fiz·əm]
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The syntactic and semantic differences between the two sets of forms may be illustrated with the following examples from Romanian, in which te is the unstressed and tine the stressed allomorph of the accusative case of the second person singular pronoun.
Nouns of this group regularly attached the allomorph -u in the nominative plural and the accusative plural (cf.
It justifies that the third person non-singular allomorph has another allomorph in its negative forms.
In this case the allomorph banc is grouped with all such allomorphs that occur in the context of the instrumental singular suffix i, while the root bank is grouped with all other nominal roots that have an allomorphic variant in this particular case.
Table 1: Verbal extension (4) numbering by Guthrie and Cole Extension Norm variant Allomorphs Guthrie Cole Numbers Number Applied -el- -ets- 2 188 1 -ed- Passive -w- -iw- 2 194 2 -ew- Neuter -agal- -agets- 2 198 9+4?
Furthermore, tags are also crucial in the appearance of the negative allomorph in the speech of youngsters--to some extent it corroborates the results of previous research, for instance Tagliamonte's (1998), which state that tags do contribute to the overall increase of the tendency toward weren't leveling.
9 yo asahe jaymustamo "who has best reached order," where the allomorph -tama- rather than -ista- is selected (as expected), quite apart from the by now familiar semantic difference between [degrees]jaym-ista- and jaymus-tama-.
In Irish, CORHOM outranks MUTAGREE, SO that a coronal-initial allomorph is selected after a coronal rather than the allomorph with the correct mutation.
Whatever anti-homophony constraint explains the choice of the -a allomorph in (8) can equally well explain the s- vs.
bar]ti 'give', already attested in the fourth Pillar Edict of Agoka, also shows the same base allomorph contained in the corresponding aorist: cf.
agat, Greek [member of][beta][eta], LIV" 205), but the allomorph zmo- has resisted interpretation, since no *-e[h.
The phoneme hw is the allomorph of the areal prefix that occurs before a consonant.