[Lingtyp] words, bound forms, welded forms

Sebastian Nordhoff sebastian.nordhoff at glottotopia.de
Fri Jan 25 10:29:08 UTC 2019

On 1/25/19 10:27 AM, Martin Haspelmath wrote:
> *a welded form is one that shows
>     segmental phonological interaction *with its neighbour.

I can't help wondering whether "phonologically conditioned allomorphy"
would not be an existing concept which has identical properties to the
concept of "welding":
- there are two or more forms to choose from
- the choice of form depends on the shape of the "neighbour"

Best wishes

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