Indo-European ablaut

  • sound change and alternation
    fortition
    dissimilation

    in linguistics, the indo-european ablaut (pronounced t/) is a system of apophony (regular vowel variations) in the proto-indo-european language. an example of ablaut in english is the strong verb sing, sang, sung and its related noun song, a paradigm inherited directly from the proto-indo-european stage of the language. all modern indo-european languages have inherited the feature, though its prevalence varies strongly.

  • history of the concept
  • overview of proto-indo-european
  • ablaut and vowel gradation
  • ablaut grades
  • subsequent development
  • grammatical function
  • see also
  • references

Sound change and alternation
Fortition
Dissimilation

In linguistics, the Indo-European ablaut (pronounced t/) is a system of apophony (regular vowel variations) in the Proto-Indo-European language. An example of ablaut in English is the strong verb sing, sang, sung and its related noun song, a paradigm inherited directly from the Proto-Indo-European stage of the language. All modern Indo-European languages have inherited the feature, though its prevalence varies strongly.