Phonological



[fuh-nol-uh-jee, foh-] /fəˈnɒl ə dʒi, foʊ-/

noun, plural phonologies.
1.
the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and of the tacit rules governing pronunciation.
2.
the phonological system or the body of phonological facts of a language.
/fəˈnɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
the study of the sound system of a language or of languages in general Compare syntax (sense 1), syntax (sense 2), semantics
2.
such a sound system
adj.

1818, from phonology + -ical. Related: Phonologically.
n.

1799, from phono- + -logy.

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