phonemics

[ fuh-nee-miks, foh- ]
/ fəˈni mɪks, foʊ- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the study of phonemes and phonemic systems.
the phonemic system of a language, or a discussion of this: English phonemics.

Nearby words

  1. phonematic,
  2. phonematics,
  3. phoneme,
  4. phonemic,
  5. phonemicize,
  6. phonendoscope,
  7. phoner,
  8. phonesthemic,
  9. phonet.,
  10. phonetic

Origin of phonemics

First recorded in 1935–40; phoneme + -ics

Related formspho·ne·mi·cist [fuh-nee-muh-sist, foh-] /fəˈni mə sɪst, foʊ-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for phonemics

phonemics

/ (fəˈniːmɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) that aspect of linguistics concerned with the classification, analysis, interrelation, and environmental changes of the phonemes of a language
Derived Formsphonemicist, noun

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