phonotactics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1956 the area of phonology concerned with the analysis and description of the permitted sound sequences of a language • phonotactic adjective

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  • Phonotactics — (in Greek phone = voice and tactic = course) is a branch of phonology that deals with restrictions in a language on the permissible combinations of phonemes. Phonotactics defines permissible syllable structure, consonant clusters, and vowel… …   Wikipedia

  • phonotactics — /foh neuh tak tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Ling. 1. the patterns in which the phonemes of a language may combine to form sequences. 2. the study and description of such patterns. [1955 60; see PHONOTACTIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • phonotactics — noun A branch of phonology that deals with the restrictions a language applies to combinations of phonemes …   Wiktionary

  • phonotactics — pho·no·tac·tics …   English syllables

  • phonotactics — pho•no•tac•tics [[t]ˌfoʊ nəˈtæk tɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) 1) phn the patterns in which the phonemes of a language may combine to form sequences 2) phn the study and description of such patterns • Etymology: 1955–60 pho no•tac′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • phonotactics — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Finnish phonotactics — The phonotactics of the Finnish language natively permit syllables of form CVCC and CVVC at maximum, e.g. tors tai, vaah to. More importantly, a word must contain at least two voiced morae. [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science? ob=ArticleURL udi …   Wikipedia

  • Syllable — For the computer operating system, see Syllable (operating system). A syllable is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. For example, the word water is composed of two syllables: wa and ter. A syllable is typically made up of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Consonant cluster — In linguistics, a consonant cluster (or consonant blend) is a group of consonants which have no intervening vowel. In English, for example, the groups /spl/ and /ts/ are consonant clusters in the word splits. Some linguists argue that the term… …   Wikipedia

  • Interlingua — Not to be confused with Interlingue or Interlanguage. This article is about the auxiliary language created by the International Auxiliary Language Association. For other uses, see Interlingua (disambiguation). Interlingua Pronunciation… …   Wikipedia

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