Phoneme ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/Phoneme


Thing
      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Unit
                  |_ Form Unit
                        |_ Phoneme


Definition:

A phoneme is a single speech-sound or a group of similar or related speech-sounds which function analogously in a given language and are usually represented in writing by the same letter. Bloomfield calls the phoneme "a minimum unit of distinctive sound-feature." It may be defined also as "a minimal bundle of relevant sound features." [Pei and Gaylor 1980: 167]


Usage Notes

Examples

PropertiesValuesDefinition
acoustic Realization Spoken Linguistic Expression     The relation between some linguistic unit and its corresponding spoken expression.
constituents Thing     The relation holding between a linguistic unit and a list (rdf:Seq) of its constituents.
has Constituent Linguistic Unit     The relation hasConstituent is an abstract partial ordering relation that expresses dominance between two linguistic units. This relation is meant to cover all possible types of linguistic constituency: phonological, morphological, syntactic, etc. constituency.
in Language Human Language Variety     The relation that holds between a LinguisticSign and a Language. The sign is said to be a member or part of that language.
realization Linguistic Expression     The relation holding between a linguistic unit and its physical form, either a spoken, written or signed expression.
signed Realization Signed Linguistic Expression     The relation between some linguistic unit and its corresponding signed expression.
string Rep string    
written Realization Written Linguistic Expression     The relation between some linguistic unit and its corresponding written expression.

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