Definition of Apophony

1. Noun. (context: phonetics) Alternation of sounds within a word that indicates grammatical information (often inflectional). ¹



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Definition of Apophony

1. ablaut [n -NIES] - See also: ablaut

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apophony

apophantic
apophany
apophases
apophasis
apophatic
apophatically
apophatism
apophenia
apophenias
apophlegmatic
apophlegmatics
apophlegmatism
apophlegmatisms
apophlegmatizant
apophonies
apophony (current term)
apophthegm
apophthegmatic
apophthegmatical
apophthegms
apophyge
apophyges
apophylaxis
apophyllite
apophyllites
apophysary
apophyse
apophyseal
apophyses
apophysial

Literary usage of Apophony

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1. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1895)
"... apophony, growth and decay of the radical syllable, union of two or more roots and segmentation of them, earliest evolution of language in phonetics, ..."

2. A Short Comparative Grammar of English and German: As Traced Back to Their by Victor Henry (1894)
"INDO-EUROPEAN VOWEL-GRADATION (apophony). (43) Whilst stating and exemplifying the forms of the I.-E. semi-vowels and consonant-vowels, ..."

3. German Conversation-grammar by I. Sydow (1883)
"... that may be rendered by apophony. By this mode are formed: 1. the simple tenses of strong verbs. ..."

4. Afrika und Übersee by Carl Meinhof, Seminar für Afrikanische Sprachen, Universität Hamburg (1845)
"1979: apophony and Tone in the Afroasiatic/Niger-Congo Frontier Area; in: Etudes Linguistiques (Revue du departement de linguistique de l'universite de ..."

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