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Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context.

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Vowel harmony is a type of long-distance assimilatory phonological process involving vowels that occurs in some languages. A vowel or vowels in a word must be members of the same subclass (thus "in ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics Collected Term

In phonetics and phonology, a semivowel or glide, also known as a non-syllabic vocoid, is a sound that is phonetically similar to a vowel sound but functions as the syllable boundary, rather than as ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics Collected Term

A vowel is one of the two principal classes of speech sound, the other being a consonant. Vowels vary in quality, in loudness and also in quantity (length). The word vowel comes from the Latin word ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics Collected Term

a consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract. Examples are [p], pronounced with the lips; [t], pronounced with the front of the tongue; [k], ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

A syllable is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. For example, the word water is composed of two syllables: wa and ter. A syllable is typically made up of a syllable nucleus (most ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

Simultaneous bilingualism is a form of bilingualism that takes place when a child becomes bilingual by learning two languages from birth.Children who are regularly addressed in two spoken languages ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics Collected Term

Philology is the study of language in oral and written historical sources; it is a combination of literary criticism, history, and linguistics. Philology is more commonly defined as the study of ...

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