Complete Definition of "phonology"

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Etymology
From Gr. term|scGrek|φωνη|trfōnē||sound and term|scpolytonic|-λογία|tr-logía||-logy, branch of study

Pronunciation
a|RP IPA|/fəˈnɒlədʒi/, SAMPA|/[email protected]"[email protected]/
a|US IPA|/fəˈnɑlədʒi/, SAMPA|/[email protected]"[email protected]/

Noun
en-noun|phonolog|ies|-

  1. linguistics|uncountable A subfield of linguistics concerned with the way sounds function in languages.
  2. linguistics|countable The way sounds function within a given language.

#* 1856, Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia, Mission Press, page 16:
#*: The Achean, the ancient Malayu and other mixed phonologies possessing a considerable degree of harshness, were thus formed.
#* 1997, Jacek Fisiak, Trends in Linguistics: Studies in Middle English Linguistics (ISBN 3110152428), Walter de Gruyter, page 545:
#*: Crucially, the neat separateness of phonologies which my account seems to imply is an abstraction and does not mean that the phonologies represented different regional or social dialects.
#* 2005, Charles W. Kreidler, Phonology, page 219:
#*: Thus, underlying ‘agtus’ was converted first into ‘āgtus’ by the vowel lengthening rule, and then into ‘āktus’ by the ancient persistent rule. This example has previously been interpreted as indicating that new rules can enter a phonology elsewhere than at depth I.

Derived terms
phonologist, phonologic, phonological, phonologically

Related terms
sense|subfield of linguistics concerned with the way sounds function in languages phonetics
sense|the way sounds function within a given language phonetics

Translations
trans-top|subfield of linguistics concerned with the way sounds function in languages
Croatian: t-|hr|fonologija|f
Esperanto: t-|eo|fonologio|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: fonologia
French: t+|fr|phonologie|f
ttbc|German: t|de|Phonetik|f, t|de|Lautlehre|f, t|de|Lautbildungslerhe|f
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Japanese: 音韻論 (on'inron)
ttbc|Korean: t|ko|음성학|treumseonghak|scHang
Sindhi: SDchar|وايوڀياسُ (Viobhiyaasu) m
Slovenian: fonologija
Spanish: t-|es|fonología|f
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trans-top|the way sounds function within a given language
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ttbc|Korean: t|ko|음운 조직|treumun jojik|scHang, t|ko|음성|treumseong|scHang
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