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 (fə-nē′mĭks, fō-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study and establishment of the phonemes of a language.

pho·ne′mi·cist (-mĭ-sĭst) n.


(Linguistics) (functioning as singular) that aspect of linguistics concerned with the classification, analysis, interrelation, and environmental changes of the phonemes of a language
phoˈnemicist n


(fəˈni mɪks, foʊ-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the study of phonemes and phonemic systems.
2. the phonemic system of a language, or an analysis of this.
pho•ne′mi•cist (-mə sɪst) n.


1. the study and description of phonemes, i.e., the set of basic units of sound used in a language and phonemic systems.
2. the phonemic system of a given language. Also phonematics. — phonemicist, n.
See also: Linguistics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phonemics - the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes
linguistics - the scientific study of language
orthoepy - a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to `correct' orthography
descriptive linguistics - a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments
syncopation, syncope - (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
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diferencian entre el sistema fonetico o phonemics, entendiendo con este el conjunto o sistema de los fonemas de una lengua.
In fact, phonemics and prosody play important but different roles in constituting the message of a spoken text.
The argument is risky on phonetic grounds since orthography hardly mirrors phonetics and often only approximates phonemics.
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The rules are as follows: "(1) the phonetic and phonemic systems that govern the production of meaningful units of sounds; (2) the grammar and syntax that determine which combinations of phonemes constitute acceptable sentences; (3) the pattern of etiquette, privilege, and power that determines the sociolinguistics of which grammatically correct and syntactically well-ordered utterances are permitted to be stated in a given discursive setting that determine which utterances are accorded authority and which despite all their "accuracy" according to the manifold rules of phonetics, phonemics, grammar, syntax, and sociolinguistics, are ignored or perhaps even denied (pp.