Definition of Ablaut in English :

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Ablaut meaning in English

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Ablaut

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1. ablaut

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

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Ablaut

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noun
linguistics
vowel gradation, esp in Indo-European languages
gradation (sense 5)

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Ablaut

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noun
patterned change of base vowels in forms of a word or in related words to show changes in tense, meaning, etc., as in the Indo-European languages (Ex.: drink, drank, drunk)

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Ablaut

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n.
A vowel change, characteristic of Indo-European languages, that accompanies a change in grammatical function; for example, i, a, u in sing, sang, sung. Also called apophony, gradation.

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