Example sentences for: allophonic

How can you use “allophonic” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • A funny thing or two happened in the pronunciation key: the distinction is made between r as the symbol for the initial sound in rim and rr for the medial sound in marry . Although these are different sounds in many British English dialects, they are not only allophonic but in complementary distribution (that is, they never exchange places), hence do not need separate symbols.

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