any one of two or more speech sounds that considered variants of the same phoneme. For example, the p sounds of pin and spin are allophones of p; and the t sounds of toe stop and catnip are allophones of t.
A predictable phonetic variant of a phoneme, such as nasalized vowels.
phone, one of two or more phonetic variants of a phoneme. Examples: allophones of the /t/ phoneme in English yne as distinct from American wa er; allophones of the /r/ phoneme in Spanish io as against in Mad id.
Phonemes are often pronounced differently according to which other phonemes they occur with (their 'environment'). For example, /p/ is pronounced differently according to whether it comes at the beginning of a word or after /s/.This variant is called an allophone: it's the same basic phoneme, but slightly different.
A distinct variety of a phoneme in a particular language that is never used contrastingly with any other allophone of the phoneme.
Any of several speech sounds regarded as variants of the same phoneme.
Allophones are alternative pronunciations of phonemes in a particular language that never affect the meaning. For example RP English has clear /l/ at the beginning of words such as lick, dark /l/ at the end of words such as kill, but these do not change the words if the wrong one is used; in Polish the two /l/s are different phonemes.
(linguistics) any of various acoustically different forms of the same phoneme
a sound rather than a letter in speech and words must be programmed to sound correct
a sound similar enough to a phoneme to be considered a variant thereof instead of a separate phoneme
a sound which does not occur in underlying (phonemic) representation, but only in superficial (phonetic) representation, due to a context sensitive 'allophonic' process
Cf. allomorph. A variant form of a phoneme. Allophones are in complementary distribution, i.e., they never form oppositions with one another. Allophones are determined by the phonetic context in which the phoneme appears: e.g. the /d/ phoneme in Spanish has the allophone [d] in initial position and the allophone [ð] in intervocalic position.
The variation of sounds used with the same letter, or phoneme. Example of English allophone â€œuâ€:â€œhutâ€ â‡’ //â€œputâ€ â‡’ / oo
A phonetic variant of a phoneme in a particular language. For example, [p] and [pH] are allophones of the phoneme /p/; [t] and tH] are allophones of the phoneme /t/.
In phonetics, an allophone is one of several similar phones that belong to the same phoneme. A phone is a sound that has a definite shape as a sound wave, while a phoneme is a basic group of sounds that can distinguish words (i.e. changing one phoneme in a word can produce another word); speakers of a particular language perceive a phoneme as a single distinctive sound in that language. Thus an allophone is a phone considered as a member of one phoneme.