- the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and of the tacit rules governing pronunciation.
- the phonological system or the body of phonological facts of a language.
Origin of phonology
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Examples from the Web for phonological
Of his contributions to reviews on phonological topics, perhaps the most important is his discussion of "Brugmann's Law."
Collado's handling of the nasal sounds is too inconsistent to be a reliable source for phonological data.
Rodriguez' transcription better reflects the phonological facts; naraye, vomoye, and cuye.
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Word Origin and History for phonological
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