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1. allophonic

pertaining to allophones

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any of several speech sounds that are regarded as contextual or environmental variants of the same phoneme. In English the aspirated initial (p) in pot and the unaspirated (p) in spot are allophones of the phoneme /p/
2. Canadian
a Canadian whose native language is neither French nor English

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any of the variant forms of a phoneme as conditioned by position or adjoining sounds
the relatively short (a) of mat and the relatively long (a) of mad are allophones

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1. Linguistics A predictable phonetic variant of a phoneme. For example, the aspirated t of top, the unaspirated t of stop, and the tt (pronounced as a flap) of batter are allophones of the English phoneme /t/.
2. or Allophone Canadian A person whose native language is other than French or English.

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