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Pertaining to or having the characteristics of a phoneme.
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However, phonemically these are best analyzed as consonant codas /aw/ and /aj/, counterparts to the onglides /wa/ and /ja/.
(1999), the researchers compared the item recall performance of three different conditions of word lists: rhymed condition versus phonemically similar but not rhymed condition versus phonologically dissimilar condition.
The new words were either phonemically or semantically similar to words in List A.
Yet another class consists of more or less covered * qali/kali- words, such as mtaan 'jenis tawon dim lubang yg berair', which seems to reflect a phonemically irregular base of PMP *qari-nuan 'a small bee.' However, in some cases the semantic background of the base is surprisingly transparent: Thus, kereramtm 'amniotic fluids, waters' clearly points to a division into kere- and -ranum, where the base can be linked to Benuaq danum 'water,' both on semantic grounds and because of the regularity of d- > -r- in affixed forms (see e.g.
Diphthongs typically behave like long vowels in languages with phonemically short and long vowels.
Particularly, active student involvement and extended practice opportunities with phonemically decodable texts were found to be beneficial to students with lower entering reading abilities at the 1st-grade level (Foorman, Francis, Fletcher, Schatschneider, & Mehta, 1998; Juel & Minden-Cupp, 2000).
These diphthongs exist phonemically and are found typically in root words.
Excluding all the possible instances of reduplication caused by West Germanic gemination, and those which are mere clusters of two originally separate consonants, Foley (1903) gives a list of 98 words with <CC> digraphs representing phonemically single consonants.
I suspect that the final -r was present phonemically in most of the original words, but that it may not always have been heard as such by the investigators.
The poem throughout maintains a complex, wrought prosody, perhaps best described with Roman Jakobson's term paronomasia: literally, 'near-naming.' In his book, Language in Literature (1987), Jakobson identifies the hallmark of prosody as the correspondence of same sounds for a musical purpose: "Paronomasia, a semantic confrontation of phonemically similar words irrespective of any etymological connection." (31) Jakobson's prime example of this phenomenon is a phrase from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"--"the pallid bust of Pallas" (32) --in which the phonemic closeness of "pallid" and "Pallas" has an effect akin to what de la Selva does with "Devil" and "revel." The paronomastic qualities of "The Haunted House of Leon" are ornate, almost Baroque.
Readers familiar with the distinction between phonetics and phonology might anticipate the answer: Instead of referring to 'phonetic' palindromes and 'phonetically' reversible words, it would be more accurate to label them 'phonemic' palindromes and 'phonemically' reversible words respectively, where the term 'phonemic' describes sounds not as they are actually pronounced, but as abstract units that contrast with other sounds (i.e.