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phonologization

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  • n. The development of a phonetic feature into a phonemic one

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Examples

  • Speaking on similar quirks of Bamileke on page 37 of Phonology: Critical concepts in Linguistics, vol.4 2001, Kreidler's explanation is brilliantly brief and clear: "The aspiration which occurs in Bamileke can thus be viewed as a phonologization of the intrinsic noise factor associated with high vowels."

    Concern trolls and the Etruscan bilabial 'f'

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