moneme


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moneme

The smallest unit of intelligible or meaningful speech, e.g., a word composed of a single syllable.
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Even as record numbers of people have switched to transit for their commute, far too many people still believe that giving up their car would be too much of a sacrifice," said Moneme.
It is worth mentioning at this point that both moll and trull were used in the sense 'prostitute' at the beginning of the 17th and 16th century respectively and later in the Late Modern English period the monemes became the onomasiological bases for the naming units molly and trully, also used in the sense 'prostitute'.
The minimal non-reducible signifying units called monemes (or morphemes in the American linguistic terminology) can be combined in various ways to convey different messages.
Le signifiant cinematographique ne dispose pas de l'equivalent de monemes autonomes : lexemes specialises de la langue (hier, aujourd'hui, demain).
the phonemes and monemes constituting the utterance.
The levels of analysis he proposes are monemes, words, groups of words, clauses, sentences, and texts.