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pho·net·ics

(fō-net'iks),
The science of speech and of pronunciation.
Synonym(s): phonology

phonology

(fo-nol'o-je) [ phono- + -logy]
The study of the speech sounds of a particular language at a particular time or place (e.g., 17th-century Mexican Spanish).
See: phonetics
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For example, a syllable could be written using the "modern popular numerals" (shisu haoma [phrase omitted]) commonly used in Chinese markets and by other phonologists before Xu.
On the whole numerous models have been introduced by the phonologists to mark the syllable boundaries.
This level is roughly equivalent to the phoneme as described by phonologists and linguists.
Yet it must not be forgotten that the negative interpretation of the overall situation regarding both French and English advanced by Arnould and Huchon is entirely dependent on the acceptance of the traditional phonologists' fundamental proposition that medieval vernacular texts could legitimately be used to provide evidence that would allow them centuries later to tell exactly how the languages had been pronounced, and that any works that did not comply with their requirements must be the products of decadence.
Romance phonologists explore the syllable in terms of glides; onset, coda, and cross linguistic aspects; and the notions of stress and weight.
Phonologists and phoneticians have grappled with reading scripts and designing orthographies for unwritten languages as technical challenges, but until now few have considered the social implications of nuts-and-bolts scripts and orthography themselves.
Phonologists speak of a Sonority Sequencing Generalization, which establishes a hierarchy of phonemes in any language in terms of their relative "carrying power," with low vowels ([a], [a]) being at the top, or most sonorous, and voiceless plosives at the bottom.
Leaving aside grammatical and discoursal meanings of English intonation, which have far fewer problems and controversies, attitudinal meaning (1) has remained elusive in spite of considerable efforts by phonologists and phoneticians and their awareness of the paramount importance of its elucidation (cf.
For over thirty years child phonologists have been claiming that the earliest phonological structure is whole-word based.
Later in the paper I will touch on generative phonologists' rejection of the need for a distinct phonemic level of representation.
The system possessed a separate series of "turbid" or zhuo [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] initial syllables, corresponding to the zhuo (sometimes called "voiced") initial class of the traditional Chinese phonologists, e.g., [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] baw [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] baw [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] dzy [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] dzy [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].