Definition of vowel gradation in English:
Another term for ablaut.
- There are 17 lettered consonants and 11 lettered vowels in alternate combination with vowel gradations to signify plurals and tenses.
- When ablaut is a regular feature of a language's grammar, it is often called vowel gradation.
- The Semitic languages preserve an admirable art of fine distinctions of meaning through many vowel gradations.
Definition of vowel gradation in:
- US English dictionary