an alphabet containing a separate character for each distinguishable speech sound.
a list of the words used in communications to represent the letters of the alphabet, as in E for Echo, T for Tango
[foh-ni-tish-uh n] /ˌfoʊ nɪˈtɪʃ ən/ noun 1. a specialist in or in some aspect of . 2. a dialectologist. /ˌfəʊnɪˈtɪʃən/ noun 1. a person skilled in phonetics or one who employs phonetics in his work
[fuh-net-uh-sahyz, foh-] /fəˈnɛt əˌsaɪz, foʊ-/ verb (used with object), phoneticized, phoneticizing. 1. to represent (speech) in writing by means of a system in which individual symbols correspond regularly with speech sounds. 2. to increase the regularity of correspondence between sound and symbol in (a writing system): a proposal for a new system of phoneticized English […]
noun, Historical Linguistics. 1. a statement of some regular pattern of sound change in a specific language, as Grimm’s law or Verner’s law.
[fuh-net-iks, foh-] /fəˈnɛt ɪks, foʊ-/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the science or study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, and reception, and their analysis, classification, and transcription. Compare , , , . 2. the system or the body of facts of a particular language. 3. the symbols used to represent the […]