phonemics

phonemics

[fuh-nee-miks, foh-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study of phonemes and phonemic systems.
2.
the phonemic system of a language, or a discussion of this: English phonemics.

Origin:
1935–40; phoneme + -ics

phonemicist [fuh-nee-muh-sist, foh-] , noun
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phonemics (fəˈniːmɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) that aspect of linguistics concerned with the classification, analysis, interrelation, and environmental changes of the phonemes of a language
 
pho'nemicist
 
n

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