from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the phonetic systems invented by A. J. Ellis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A phonetic writing system.


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  • We can find references to glottogonic, ` relating to the origin of language or languages '; glottic for ` linguistic'; glossic, for a phonetic writing system, a replacement of an earlier glossotype; and glossograph, an electrical device to reproduce speech automatically.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 4


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