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Thus, hajl-, hajol-, hajla- are in complementary distribution, at least at the level of occurrences, constituting combinatorily conditioned alternants as inputs to further suffixation, just like in the case of all C1C2-final verb stems, cf.
5) Hence it may be hoped that a fuller understanding of the variants of-BA will clarify the usage of analogous alternants of the other, less frequent indicative endings.
that, where no information structure and heaviness criteria overrule the choice, the alternants are distinguished by semantic properties of the Goal.
The number of ablaut alternants in the prefixed strong preterite forms Number of ablaut alternants Tykes Tokens Class I Bi-alternant steins /[?
The well-studied Dative and Locative alternations in English display subtle meaning differences between the alternants (Pinker 1989; Goldberg 1995; among others).
The distribution of the effects of Verner's Law in verbs belonging to Class V is demonstrated in Table 8 (facing page), followed by the presentation of contexts in which forms without Vernerian alternants were found.
But the existence of the three alternants of the definite article is not the only consideration.
In terms of the endingless past participle forms, the present precis of the results obtained for both the Colonial and Mainland varieties of English concentrates on the groups of verbs which are susceptible to have the suffixless participial alternants, namely the ones in stems ending in historical /r/ (bore-born, tore-torn) and verbs in obstruent-final roots (chose-chosen, eat-eaten, forget-forgotten).
percentages) of occurrences of the respective alternants.
Detailed examination of Old English material but also broader perspective adopted in which to view the data (namely, the relation between Sievers, gemination and Germanic reductive developments) allow to conclude that the Old English material furnishes cogent evidence for the presence of Sievers' distinct alternants *-iV- ~ *-iiV- in Proto-Germanic.
The orthographic alternants naturally varied from place to place but the question is whether the phonological realisations were different as well.
Treating these forms as alternants is supported by the fact that no subject used both forms.