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Definition of "allophonic" []

  • Of or pertaining to an allophone. (adjective)

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Use "allophonic" in a sentence
  • "If *kap is actually reconstructible as *qap - you guys would know if this is the case - this might be a simple case of allophonic variation entering into the equation."
  • "These allophonic realisations varying by dialect would have resulted in the variety of realisations in daughter languages."
  • "Granted, allophonic preaspiration is not quite normal either and were it phonemic, it would not be any less of an assumption than a phonemic *ts or *st would, I'm only bringing this possibility up to point that *ts and *st are not the only viable options here."