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[foh-nuh-tak-tiks] /ˌfoʊ nəˈtæk tɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb) Linguistics.
the patterns in which the phonemes of a language may combine to form sequences.
the study and description of such patterns.
(functioning as sing) (linguistics) the study of the possible arrangement of the sounds of a language in the words of that language


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