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Phonetics (from the Greek word φωνή, phone = sound/voice) is the study of sounds (voice). It is concerned with the actual properties of speech sounds (phones) as well as those of non-speech sounds, and their production, audition and perception, as opposed to phonology, which operates at the level of sound systems and abstract sound units (such as phonemes and distinctive features).

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PhoneticsAhad Akil The Difference Between Phonetics and PhonologyPhonetics (from the Greek word , phone = sound/voice) is the study of sounds(voice). It is concerned with the actual properties of speech sounds (phones) as well asthose of non-speech sounds, and their production, audition and perception, as opposedto phonology, which operates at the level of sound systems and abstract sound units(such as phonemes and distinctive features). Phonetics deals with the soundsthemselves rather than the contexts in which they are used in languages. Discussions ofmeaning (semantics) therefore do not enter at this level of linguistic analysis.While writing systems and alphabets are in many cases closely related to the sounds ofspeech, strictly speaking, phoneticians are more concerned with the sounds of speechthan the symbols used to represent them. So close is the relationship b

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