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1. A statistical study of syllabic phonotactics is motivated by several considerations. Language is best described in terms of symbols and categories, and that quantitative tendencies that cannot be reduced to a system of categorical rules are merely accidents that are irrelevant to language as a systematic entity. Davis (1985), for example, rejected all arguments for internal syllable structure, on the grounds that he was able to find exceptions, however rare, to all properties that had been proposed for specific subsyllabic entities.

2. Phonology is the system of contrastive relationships among the speech sounds that constitute the fundamental components of a language.

3. Phonetics vs Phonology

3.1. PHY101 - Phonetics vs. Phonology

3.2. Phonetics deals with the production of speech sounds by humans, often without prior knowledge of the language being spoken. Phonology is about patterns of sounds, especially different patterns of sounds in different languages, or within each language, different patterns of sounds in different positions in words.

3.3. What is PHONOLOGY? What does PHONOLOGY mean? PHONOLOGY meaning, definition & explanation

4. Phonology is

5. Phonemic System

5.1. What is a phoneme?

5.2. The phonemic system of a language is therefore essentially a set of language units utilized by all speakers of that language, providing listeners with the means to organize and comprehend the multitude of sounds that are conveyed during speech.

6. Phoneme Sequences and Syllable Structure

6.1. PHONETICS-8: Syllable Structure

7. Suprasegmentals

7.1. PHO108 - Suprasegmental Features

7.2. Vowels and consonants can be considered to be the segments of which speech is composed. Together they form syllables, which in turn make up utterances. Superimposed on the syllables there are other features that are known as suprasegmentals. These include variations in stress (accent) and pitch (tone and intonation).