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Allomorph


An allomorph is one of two or more complementary morphs which manifest a morpheme in its different phonological or morphological environments.

Discussion
The allomorphs of a morpheme are derived from phonological rules and any morphophonemic rules that may apply to that morpheme.
Examples (English)
The plural morpheme in English, usually written as '-s', has at least three allomorphs: 

          [-s] as in [hQts] 'hats'
          [-z] as in [d&u0254;gz] 'dogs'
          [«z] as in [bŒks«z] 'boxes'

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