What is morphology? Morphs/allomorphs and morphemes? What's the difference between them?
can you site examples each?
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Morphology is the study of the words and their structure. Morphology focuses on the various morphemes that make up a word. A morpheme is the smallest unit of a word that has meaning, so basically it referring to prefixes, suffices, and root words which all have their own independent definitions.
morph means to change
logy - is the study or science of
A morph is the phonetic realization of that morpheme, or in plain English, the way it sounds.
An allomorph is an example of a morph. It examines an individual morpheme more closely looking at its various phonologies, or sounds.
- [-s] as in [hQts] 'hats'
- [-z] as in [d&u0254;gz] 'dogs'
- [«z] as in [bŒks«z] 'boxes'
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