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Phonemicize vs. Phoneme

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Phonemicizeverb

To represent as a phoneme or series of phonemes.

Phonemenoun

An indivisible unit of sound in a given language. A phoneme is an abstraction of the physical speech sounds (phones) and may encompass several different phones.

Phonemicizeverb

To become phonemic as opposed to allophonic.

Phonemenoun

(linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language

Phonemenoun

any of the perceptually distinct units of sound in a specified language that distinguish one word from another, for example p, b, d, and t in the English words pad, pat, bad, and bat.

Phoneme

In phonology and linguistics, a phoneme is a unit of sound that can distinguish one word from another in a particular language. For example, in most dialects of English, with the notable exception of the West Midlands and the north-west of England, the sound patterns (sin) and (sing) are two separate words that are distinguished by the substitution of one phoneme, /n/, for another phoneme, /ŋ/.

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