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    Default Phonology and 'across languages'

    Hi,

    As far as I know, phonology studies sounds of a particular language. So, what does the writer mean by 'across language'?

    "Phonology describes the way sounds function within a given language or across languages to encode meaning."
    Wikipeida, Phonolgy.

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    Default Re: Phonology and 'across languages'

    Here's an example: The /b/ in English differs from the /b/ phoneme in French; the English /b/ is followed by a puff of air called 'aspiration'. That is why the Berlitz 'sounds like' tables (at the beginning of their phrasebooks) have a very limited use (limited, that is, to the needs of minimal touristic use).

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