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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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With respect to the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and of the tacit rules governing pronunciation.

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  • Its main points seem to be that loanwords can be adapted either phonetically or phonologically.
  • The fact that 'en' is pretty similar to 'in' orthographically and phonologically probably doesn't help either.
  • Of course they're phonologically different and could be confused in writing, but I can't hear any phonetic differences.
  • What is harder to explain phonologically though, is the development of Greek voiceless aspirated from Model voiced consonants. for more
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