Definitions for ablautˈɑp laʊt, ˈæb-, ˈɑb-
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ab•lautˈɑp laʊt, ˈæb-, ˈɑb-(n.)
(esp. in Indo-European languages) regular alternation of vowels in a word element, reflecting a change in grammatical function, as in English
sing, sang, sung, song.
Origin of ablaut:
1840–50; < G, =ab- off +Laut sound
a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing sang sung song)
The substitution of one root vowel for another, thus indicating a corresponding modification of use or meaning; vowel permutation; as, get, gat, and got; sing and song; hang and hung, distinct from the phonetic influence of a succeeding vowel.
Origin: From Ablaut, from (ab, from aba) + (laut, from lut from hlut).
the substitution of one root vowel for another, thus indicating a corresponding modification of use or meaning; vowel permutation; as, get, gat, got; sing, song; hang, hung
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