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morphophoneme Line breaks: mor¦pho|phon¦eme
Pronunciation: /ˌmɔːfə(ʊ)ˈfəʊniːm/

Definition of morphophoneme in English:


A unit of sound from which all variants of a morpheme can be derived or predicted by rule.
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.


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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