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ˌfoʊ nəˈtæk tɪksPHONOTACTICS

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  1. phonotacticsnoun

    A branch of phonology that deals with the restrictions a language applies to combinations of phonemes.


  1. Phonotactics

    Phonotactics is a branch of phonology that deals with restrictions in a language on the permissible combinations of phonemes. Phonotactics defines permissible syllable structure, consonant clusters, and vowel sequences by means of phonotactical constraints. Phonotactic constraints are highly language specific. For example, in Japanese, consonant clusters like do not occur. Similarly, the sounds and are not permitted at the beginning of a word in Modern English but are in German and Dutch, and were permitted in Old and Middle English. In contrast, in some Slavic languages /l/ and /r/ are used as vowels and many words do not contain the english equivalent of vowels. Syllables have the following internal segmental structure: ⁕Onset ⁕Rime: ⁕Nucleus ⁕Coda Both onset and coda may be empty, forming a vowel-only syllable, or alternatively, the nucleus can be occupied by a syllabic consonant. Phonotactics is known to affect second language vocabulary acquisition.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PHONOTACTICS in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PHONOTACTICS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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