Definition of morphophoneme in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmôrfəˈfōˌnēm/


Any of the variant forms of a phoneme as determined by the context in which it is used.
Example sentences
  • They are complementary, since for each environment of the unit, its morphophonemes indicate the segments in the corresponding parts of that member of the morpheme which occurs in that environment.
  • This tendency of leaving out the morphophoneme " t’ becomes more and more common.
  • Stress has its own tier, and I will identify this feature specifically, since stress will determine the choice of the morphophoneme.



Pronunciation: /ˌmôrfōfəˈnēmik/
Example sentences
  • Here, I will start with linking from the morphophonemic component to the phonological component.
  • Even so, morphophonemic theory has informed much of the orthographic literature, and for good reason.
  • The morphophonemic nature of these words makes comprehension of the meaning of such words clear.

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Syllabification: mor·pho·pho·neme

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