- n. linguistics The phenomenon of words, forms or phonemes that are considered to be more complicated, less natural or stranger than usual forms.
- marked + -ness (Wiktionary)
“So when asking for help, there would be no difference in markedness here, for you?”
“To add further irony, Allan Bomhard had recently offered an excellent alternative to Illich-Svitych's ejective-rich theory to finally address markedness problems by turning ejective stops into plain stops.”
“While analogical change within the numeral set is common and possible in general, it doesn't appear probable here when Starostin's typically "parenthetic" *ŋi̯u "3" has not been demonstrated with regular sound correspondences using a competently reconstructed phonology that doesn't violate phonemic markedness at every turn.”
“This solves markedness issues nicely by reversing which series is marked and which is unmarked with the least amount of effort.”
“Your idea violates markedness principles, lacks a reason for the areal restriction of Grassman's Law, and is immediately counter to Occam's Razor i.e. the solution with the least number of assumptions is the best solution.”
“The traditional account, keep in mind, is not just in violation of markedness in PIE itself, but in violation in the aeons preceding its theoretical development.”
“In the traditional model, consonant clusters oddly prefer palatal *k in opposition to markedness.”
“This is just a continuation of my jovial traipsing through modern reinterpretations of Indo-European phonology see Reinterpreting the Proto-Indo-European velar series where I explain that the traditional reconstruction of a palatal series violates the principle of markedness and that it's high time we modernize the theory for the 21st century.”
“Here are just a few flaws that I notice with North Caucasian that proponents just don't care enough about: 1. Violations of phonological markedness are everywhere”
“He makes some valid points about the awkwardness of PIE sound system which, for one thing, oddly lacks *b when the principle of "typological markedness" see Markedness in Phonology shows us that it should have it.”
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