phonology

[fuh-nol-uh-jee, foh-]
noun, plural phonologies.
1.
the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and of the tacit rules governing pronunciation.
2.
the phonological system or the body of phonological facts of a language.

Origin:
1790–1800; phono- + -logy

phonological [fohn-l-oj-i-kuhl] , phonologic, adjective
phonologically, adverb
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phonology (fəˈnɒlədʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  syntax syntax Compare semantics the study of the sound system of a language or of languages in general
2.  such a sound system
 
phonological
 
adj
 
phono'logically
 
adv
 
pho'nologist
 
n

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It is also an excellent tool for improving phonological awareness and practicing phonics skills.
Clicks probably emerged as a result of an introgression of non-phonemic speech elements into a phonological system.
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