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Comparison of morpheme-morph-allomorph and phoneme-phone-allophone


Compare: Morpheme-morph-allomorph and phoneme-phone-allophone

The relationship between a morpheme and its morphs and allomorphs is parallel to the relationship between a phoneme and its phones and allophones.


A morpheme is manifested as one or more morphs (surface forms) in different environments. These morphs are called allomorphs.


A phoneme is manifested as one or more phones (phonetic sounds) in different environments. These phones are called allophones.

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