vowel gradation

vowel gradation noun
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  • vowel-gradation — См. stem gradation …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • vowel gradation — noun another term for ablaut …   English new terms dictionary

  • gradation — [grā dā′shən, grədā shən] n. [Fr < L gradatio < gradatus, having steps or grades < gradus: see GRADE] 1. the act or process of forming or arranging in grades, stages, or steps 2. a gradual change by steps or stages from one condition,… …   English World dictionary

  • gradation — n. 1) (ling.) vowel gradation 2) a gradation in * * * [grə deɪʃ(ə)n] (ling.) vowel gradation a gradation in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • vowel — n. 1 a speech sound made with vibration of the vocal cords but without audible friction, more open than a consonant and capable of forming a syllable. 2 a letter or letters representing this, as a, e, i, o, u, aw, ah. Phrases and idioms: vowel… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vowel length — IPA vowel length aː aˑ IPA number 503 or 504 Encoding Entity …   Wikipedia

  • Vowel breaking — Sound change and alternation Metathesis Quantitative metathesis …   Wikipedia

  • Consonant gradation — Sound change and alternation Metathesis Quantitative metathesis …   Wikipedia

  • Indo-European ablaut — In linguistics, the term ablaut designates a system of vowel gradation (i.e. regular vowel variations) in Proto Indo European (PIE) and its far reaching consequences in all of the modern Indo European languages. (For the general phenomenon, see… …   Wikipedia

  • Apophony — In linguistics, apophony (also ablaut, gradation, alternation, internal modification, stem modification, stem alternation, replacive morphology, stem mutation, internal inflection) is the alternation of sounds within a word that indicates… …   Wikipedia

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