allophone

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Etymology[edit]

allo- +‎ -phone

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Noun[edit]

allophone ‎(plural allophones)

  1. (phonetics) Any of two or more alternative pronunciations for a phoneme.
  2. (Canada) A person whose mother tongue is neither English nor French.
  3. (Canada) A person whose mother tongue is one other than that spoken by the majority.

Adjective[edit]

allophone ‎(comparative more allophone, superlative most allophone)

  1. (Canada) That which is of a language neither English nor French.
  2. (Canada) That which is of a language other than that spoken by the majority.

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