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ablaut

An ablaut is a systematic altering of vowels in a word, usually to change its tense or form, or possibly its meaning. Ring, rang and rung provide an example.

To the best of my recollection, I had never seen the word ablaut before, so it is no surprise that I had no clue what it meant until I read the definition. Now that I have done that, two thoughts come to mind:

    1. I seriously doubt that very many people other than grammarians and linguists give a flying you-know-what about ablauts.
        
    2. Grammarians and linguists are probably not interested in wasting their time reading asinine comments on every word in the english language and, therefore, they are likely not a good target market for this project.

With those two thoughts in mind, I think it best that I move on and not say anything more about ablauts.

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