Definition of vowel gradation in English:

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vowel gradation

noun

Another term for ablaut.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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