phonemic

[fuh-nee-mik, foh-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to phonemes: a phonemic system.
2.
of or pertaining to phonemics.
3.
concerning or involving the discrimination of distinctive speech elements of a language: a phonemic contrast.

Origin:
1930–35; phoneme + -ic

phonemically, adverb
nonphonemic, adjective
nonphonemically, adverb
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phonemic (fəˈniːmɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the phoneme
2.  Compare phonetic relating to or denoting speech sounds that belong to different phonemes rather than being allophonic variants of the same phoneme
3.  of or relating to phonemics
 
pho'nemically
 
adv

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Example sentences
Furthermore, there is evidence that phonemic awareness in one language supports reading development in a second language.
Phonemic awareness can help students learn to read and spell.
Phonemic awareness instruction is a means to an end, not an end in itself.
Vowel length is phonemic and plays an important role in the language.
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