nondistinctive
adjective Date: 1916 of a speech sound having no signaling value

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  • nondistinctive — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • nondistinctive — nondistinctively, adv. /non di stingk tiv/, adj. Ling. not serving to distinguish meanings: a nondistinctive difference in sound. [1915 20; NON + DISTINCTIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nondistinctive — non•dis•tinc•tive [[t]ˌnɒn dɪˈstɪŋk tɪv[/t]] adj. Ling. phn not serving to distinguish meanings: a nondistinctive difference in sound[/ex] • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • nondistinctive — “+ adjective Etymology: non (I) + distinctive of a speech sound : having no signaling value : nonfunctional * * * nondistinctively, adv. /non di stingk tiv/, adj. Ling. not serving to distinguish meanings: a nondistinctive difference in sound.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nondistinctive — adjective Not distinctive …   Wiktionary

  • nondistinctive — non·distinctive …   English syllables

  • neutralize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1759 transitive verb 1. to make chemically neutral 2. a. to counteract the activity or effect of ; make ineffective < propaganda that is difficult to neutralize > b. kill, destroy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Yaghan language — language name=Yahgan/Yámana nativename=Háusi Kúta familycolor=Isolate states=Chile region=Tierra del Fuego speakers=1 iso2=sai|iso3=yagYagán (originally Yahgan, but also now spelled Yaghan, Jagan, Iakan), also known as Yámana and Háusi Kúta, is… …   Wikipedia

  • archiphoneme — /ahr keuh foh neem, ahr keuh foh neem/, n. Ling. 1. an abstract phonological unit consisting of the distinctive features common to two phonemes that differ only in that one has a distinctive feature lacking in the other. The archiphoneme is said… …   Universalium

  • phonetic — phonetically, adv. /feuh net ik, foh /, adj. 1. Also, phonetical. of or pertaining to speech sounds, their production, or their transcription in written symbols. 2. corresponding to pronunciation: phonetic transcription. 3. agreeing with… …   Universalium

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