Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of allophone.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • My approach is to propose that (nearly) all (acceptable) variations of a phoneme (allophones) are to be found in the space inside the box belonging to that phoneme.

    P is for Phonemic Chart « An A-Z of ELT

  • However, teaching these contrasts to Brazilians will probably bore them, and having Brazilian teachers tackle these contrasts will probably have them discredit pronunciation teaching, for these four sounds are clear individual phonemes in Brazilian Portuguese, and not allophones, as in Japanese for the first example and Spanish for the second.

    P is for Pronunciation « An A-Z of ELT

  • Also, the symbol no longer prescribes an absolute sound value, but a family of allophones, with the current desirable model being in the centre of the box for that school or teacher or class or setting.

    P is for Phonemic Chart « An A-Z of ELT

  • The online dictionaries which provide sound files also all have pronunciations with the allophones t̬ or ɾ rather than d, including Wiktionary, which is usually the most up to date.

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  • They are a prismatic assembly: two straight couples, two gay couples, four single men, a single mother and her daughter, francophones, allophones, and anglophones.

    Waiting for the Light

  • In a nutshell, I'm talking about phonemes, allophones and the confusion of the former two to help explain your stem look-alikes.

    PIE "look-alike stems" - Evidence of something or a red herring?

  • Thus the two s sounds could be allophones of t in word initial position.

    Novilara Stele remains a mystery

  • Instinctively, I just can't let go of the idea that uvulars in PIE Proto-Indo-European were born at some point out of allophones of velars and that this allophony was initially triggered by neighbouring vowels.

    Phonemicization of uvulars in Old IE?

  • Instinctively, I just can't let go of the idea that uvulars in PIE Proto-Indo-European were born at some point out of allophones of velars and that this allophony was initially triggered by neighbouring vowels.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Since I've already theorized that uvulars were only allophones of their velar counterparts at this stage, I've apparently treed myself into a logical pickle and I can't quite account for the source for the added uvularization i.e. the velar stop is "non-palatalized" according to traditional PIE notation, thus according to the reinterpretation of the sound system I stand by, the *-g- in *mesg- would appear to be a uvular creaky-voiced stop.

    Still on the hunt for Semitic-PIE connections

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