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adjective affixed allomorphs allophones alternate appear articulation aspects assibilated base element base form borrowing century characteristics classes clusters compound consonantal verbs consonants contrast dative derivational dialects diphthongs distinction distinguished earlier early Modern English example factors French front vowels functional shift gender glide grammatical grammatical gender history of English identical illustrated inflectional forms inflectional morphemes inflections language lexical lexicon linguistic masculine meaning Middle English Modern English morphological morphs negation neuter nominative nonpast normal noun phrases obstruent occur Old English pairs patterns person forms phonemic phonological change plural forms position principal prominence pronoun forms pronunciation prosodic reference replaced represented root morphemes second person semantic sentence sequence signal singular sounds speakers speech spelling spirant standard stem stop stop consonant subjunctive syllable symbols syntactic third person pronouns tion tive unstressed unvoiced utterances variations vocalic system vocalic units voiced Vowel Shift West Saxon word order writing