- 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
Related Words for phonologyutterance, accent, diction, enunciation, articulation, twang, elocution, speech, drawl, phonetics, phonology, syllabification, phonemics, orthoepy
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Contemporary Examples of phonology
I wanted it to have a sound very much like Arabic, so the phonology of Arabic influenced the way it sounds and the rhythm.Game of Thrones: 10 Secrets About HBO's Adaptation
April 4, 2011
Historical Examples of phonology
There are differences of phonology, vocabulary, and grammatical forms.A Handbook of the Cornish Language
Phonology: Orm supplemented the current graphic methods by devices of his own.
Phonology: This has been sufficiently described at pp. 493-9: a few forms call for comment.
Phonology: This section should be compared with pp. 581-586; explanations of abnormal forms offered there are not repeated.
Phonology: Godrics Northern dialect has been well preserved, but he would have written scild 3, ric 4, and probably birth 13.