The original impetus for the transfer could have been reinforcement of the relevant accusative pronouns in Latin; later on, the pairs of allomorphs
me/mene, te/tene and se/sene could have been reanalyzed as unstressed versus stressed, etc.
The occurrence of the plural agent morpheme <mu-~ma> in 3 > 3 configurations and its non-singular allomorph
< m~n~n > in 3 > 2 and 3 > 1 forms can be attributed to the role of animacy hierarchy.
Focusing on morphology as one of the levels of linguistic representation and grammar, corpus annotations tend to be lexeme and word-form oriented, PoS-tags for lexemes in the corpus, rather than segmentation of word-forms into morphemes and allomorphs
with their particular feature annotation.
Some of the scholars working on recorded data mention the fact that classifying tokens as belonging to either the weren't or wasn't morpheme may in some cases be arbitrary, the reason for this being that some phonetic variants could be assigned to either allomorph
Besides, a thematic base would have been more likely to select the allomorph
However, where no homorganic allomorph
is available, MUTAGREE decides in favor of the lenited allomorph
, as shown in (26) for seanghoimh 'old sore'.
However, despite Rieken (1999: 56-57), I do not think that the form mena vouchsafes the existence of a neuter plural made from men- 'face, cheek' or a reconstruction of a neuter plural (collective) allomorph
Thus, Winter (1964: 6-7) pointed out that Bloomfield in his identification procedure of morphemes at first relied exclusively on formal criteria (Bloomfield 1935: 161, 163), but later (Bloomfield 1935: 216), when he identified went as consisting of an allomorph
of go and a zero allomorph
of the past tense morpheme, the criterion used for this analysis could only have been a semantic one, viz, identity of meaning.
In example (12) the suffix -le- is manifested in the allomorph
-l-, as e merges with i in the past tense.
must go back to *-ayhu, the allomorph
after plural nouns and prepositions which originally ended in *-ay (cf.
The weaknesses of this type of description are highly revealing, because they help to clarify the difference between prosodic cues that are of value in deducing class membership from prosodic contexts that condition the selection of a particular case allomorph
Oddly, in this paragraph, the only portion of this text in which the quotative particle is employed, it does not appear as its usual allomorph
-war- before a vowel.