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Ablaut

Ablaut Meaning & Definition
Ablaut Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Ablaut?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Ablaut: gradation

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See Also | vowel | vowel sound

Ablaut In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab"laut\, n. [Ger., off-sound; ab off + laut sound.] (Philol.) 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. --Earle.

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