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See also: Ablaut
ablaut (plural ablauts)
- (linguistics) The substitution of one root vowel for another, thus indicating a corresponding modification of use or meaning; vowel permutation; as, get, gat, and got; sing and song; hang and hung, distinct from the phonetic influence of a succeeding vowel. [Mid 19th century.]
substitution of one root vowel for another
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- (intransitive, linguistics, of a vowel-containing linguistic component) To undergo a change of vowel.
1983, Stephanie W. Jamison, Function and Form in the -áya-formations of the Rig Veda and ..., page 209:
- This root must once have ablauted, given the associated nominal derivatives prthii- 'broad', prthivl- 'earth'. However, it does not ablaut at all in its verbal forms.
1985, Michael E. Krauss, Yupik Eskimo prosodic systems: descriptive and comparative studies, page 241:
- What we find is that one cannot predict which members of V a given member of E will cause to ablaut
2006, Felix K. Ameka, Alan Charles Dench, Nicholas Evans, Catching language: the standing challenge of grammar writing, page 536:
- It is these co-opted verbs that tend to ablaut variably in the different Dakotan dialects and that forced morphological restructuring
2012, Bernard Comrie, Zarina Estrada Fernández, Relative Clauses in Languages of the Americas: A Typological Overview, page 219:
- This allomorph also causes the back vowel to ablaut to a low vowel.
- (transitive, linguistics) To cause to change a vowel.
- ^ Morris, William, editor (1969) The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New York, NY: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., ISBN 0-395-09066-0, published 1971, page 3
- ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 5
ablaut m (plural ablauts)
àblaut m (Cyrillic spelling а̀блаут)
Declension of ablaut