Definitions for ablautˈɑp laʊt, ˈæb-, ˈɑb-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•lautˈɑp laʊt, ˈæb-, ˈɑb-(n.)

  1. (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.

    Category: Grammar

Origin of ablaut:

1840–50; < G, =ab- off +Laut sound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ablaut(noun)

    a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing sang sung song)

Wiktionary

  1. ablaut(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From Ablaut, from (ab, from aba) + (laut, from lut from hlut).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ablaut(noun)

    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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