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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

phon(o)-

Sound.

[Greek phōnē, sound, voice.]

A phonograph is an early form of gramophone using cylinders; phonetics is the study and classification of speech sounds; a phoneme is one of the perceptually distinct units of sound in a specified language that distinguish one word from another; phonotactics is the study of the rules governing the possible phoneme sequences in a language; phonics is a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with symbols in an alphabetic writing system; a phonon is a quantum of energy or a quasiparticle associated with a compressional wave such as sound or a vibration of a crystal lattice.

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