Psych M.D. – Phoneme


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Term: Phoneme
Definition (Myers): in a spoken language, the smallest distinctive sound unit.
Definition (alternative): The smallest phonetic unit in a language that is capable of conveying a distinction in meaning, as the m of mat and the b of bat in English. Dictionary
Contextual explanation: As the definition had mentioned, the word phoneme is the sounding of a letter in word. It's like when you first learn to read, you would begin by pronouncing each letter by itself. After that, you would read the whole word. For example, if I was to read monopoly, I would sound out m...o...n........o....p...o...l..y. If were to pronounce pronounce, I would sound out the letters first p-r-o-n-ou-n-c.
Related terms and concepts: Language and Language Structure
Psych M.D. – Phoneme - The Neuron
Related websites:
What is Phoneme? Phoneme AwarenessPhoneme
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