from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Articulation of sound; enunciation; pronunciation; phonetic character.
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Gaelic; their phonesis seemed primeval and inexplicable, and nothing could be made out of their pronouns which could not be equally made out of many wholly un-Aryan languages.
The phonesis of Welsh as it stands is modern, not primitive its grammar, -- the verbs excepted, -- is constructed out of the fragments of its earlier forms, and its vocabulary is strongly Romanised, two out of the six words here given being Latin of the Empire.