Origin of phoneme
Examples from the Web for phoneme
There is also a phoneme of stress which has a very low contrastive function.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
Word Origin for phoneme
"distinctive sound or group of sounds," 1889, from French phonème, from Greek phonema "a sound made, voice," from phonein "to sound or speak," from phone "sound, voice," from PIE root *bha- (2) "speak" (see fame (n.)).