Non-phonetic



[fuh-net-ik, foh-] /fəˈnɛt ɪk, foʊ-/

adjective
1.
Also, phonetical. of or relating to speech sounds, their production, or their transcription in written symbols.
2.
corresponding to pronunciation:
phonetic transcription.
3.
agreeing with pronunciation:
phonetic spelling.
4.
concerning or involving the discrimination of nondistinctive elements of a language. In English, certain phonological features, as length and aspiration, are phonetic but not phonemic.
noun
5.
(in Chinese writing) a written element that represents a sound and is used in combination with a radical to form a character.
/fəˈnɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to phonetics
2.
denoting any perceptible distinction between one speech sound and another, irrespective of whether the sounds are phonemes or allophones Compare phonemic (sense 2)
3.
conforming to pronunciation: phonetic spelling
adj.

“representing vocal sounds,” 1803, from Modern Latin phoneticus (1797), from Greek phonetikos “vocal,” from phonetos “to be spoken, utterable,” verbal adjective of phonein “to speak clearly, utter,” from phone “sound, voice” (see fame (n.)).

phonetic pho·net·ic (fə-nět’ĭk)
adj.

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