American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The set of allowed arrangements or sequences of speech sounds in a given language. A word beginning with the consonant cluster (zv), for example, violates the phonotactics of English, but not of Russian.
- phono- + tactics, arrangement of linguistic units; see tactics. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yep, you guessed it: I'm using the "phonotactics" excuse again.”
“Paleoglot: Aegean phonotactics against word-initial /j/”
“This is despite the fact that the “box” vowel is more faithful to the native pronunciation of these words, and completely compatible with English phonotactics.”
“Pronunciations that violate English phonotactics come off as even more pretentious.”
“All the names have been standardized to Old Etruscan phonotactics, so I write, for example, Pupuluna instead of the later variant Fufluna.”
“There's no question to me then that Etruscan phonotactics simply barred the glide from word-initial positions altogether.”
“Furthermore given all appearances, Linear A was most likely made for Minoan and the rules of the script would simply be too unnatural if Minoan did not have highly restricted phonotactics to begin with.”
“Of course, this is an oddly formed root judging by what I know about PIE phonotactics.”
“So, even for a language with such apparently simple phonology and phonotactics as Spanish, its mapping on to roughly equivalent sounds in English is not completely straightforward, even though it is a language that many English speakers think they can cope with easily.”
“However, when we come to proper names, the rules change: even within English-language names, the rules of phonotactics are stretched: Laing /leɪŋ/ is the only English word I know in which a diphthong is followed by a final velar nasal.”
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Classes of words and types of word formation
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Phonetic concepts that are fascinating or novel.
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found in the wild (i.e., not on Wordie!)
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