Associations to the word «Phoneme»


PHONEME, noun. 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.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche