Word

Codex claromontanus latin (The S.S. Teacher's Edition-The Holy Bible - Plate XXVIII)
Letters and words

In linguistics, a word of a spoken language can be defined as the smallest sequence of phonemes that can be uttered in isolation with objective or practical meaning.

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Codex claromontanus latin (The S.S. Teacher's Edition-The Holy Bible - Plate XXVIII)

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Alpha

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Linguistics

Scientific study of human language.

Scientific study of human language.

Chronology of the universe as deduced by the prevailing Big Bang theory, a result from science and obtained knowledge

The lexicon consists of words and bound morphemes, which are parts of words that can't stand alone, like affixes.

The grammatical gender of a noun affects the form of other words related to it. For example, in Spanish, determiners, adjectives, and pronouns change their form depending on the noun to which they refer. Spanish nouns have two genders: masculine and feminine, represented here by the nouns gato and gata respectively.

Grammatical gender

Specific form of noun class system, where nouns are assigned with gender categories that are often not related to their real-world qualities.

Specific form of noun class system, where nouns are assigned with gender categories that are often not related to their real-world qualities.

The grammatical gender of a noun affects the form of other words related to it. For example, in Spanish, determiners, adjectives, and pronouns change their form depending on the noun to which they refer. Spanish nouns have two genders: masculine and feminine, represented here by the nouns gato and gata respectively.
In the French language, countries can have masculine (green) or feminine (purple) names. Except for certain islands and Mexique, Mozambique, Cambodge and Zimbabwe, the gender depends on whether the country name ends in -e.
In the Polish language, countries can have masculine (blue), feminine (red) or neuter (yellow) names. Countries with plural names are green.
Gender in European languages.
Light blue: no gender system.
 
Yellow: common/neuter.
 
Red: masculine/feminine.
 
Green: animate/inanimate.
 
Dark blue: masculine/feminine/neuter. Standard Dutch has a three-gender structure, which fell in disuse in the North of the Netherlands but remains very much alive in Flanders and the South of the Netherlands.
Statistical data on the Spanish nouns and names ending in a

A classifier, or measure word, is a word or morpheme used in some languages together with a noun, principally to enable numbers and certain other determiners to be applied to the noun.

Morpheme-based morphology tree of the word "independently"

Morpheme

Smallest meaningful lexical item in a language.

Smallest meaningful lexical item in a language.

Morpheme-based morphology tree of the word "independently"

In English, morphemes are often, but not necessarily, words.

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Orthography

For the type of projection, see Orthographic projection.

For the type of projection, see Orthographic projection.

Chemistry, the central science, partial ordering of the sciences proposed by Balaban and Klein.

An orthography is a set of conventions for writing a language, including norms of spelling, hyphenation, capitalization, word breaks, emphasis, and punctuation.

A simplified procedure for determining whether two sounds represent the same or different phonemes

Phoneme

A simplified procedure for determining whether two sounds represent the same or different phonemes

In phonology and linguistics, a phoneme is a unit of sound that can distinguish one word from another in a particular language.

Sewage-treatment-facility - The German language has many compounds

Compound (linguistics)

Sewage-treatment-facility - The German language has many compounds

In linguistics, a compound is a lexeme (less precisely, a word or sign) that consists of more than one stem.

Morpheme-based morphology tree of the word "independently"

Root (linguistics)

Core of a word that is irreducible into more meaningful elements.

Core of a word that is irreducible into more meaningful elements.

Morpheme-based morphology tree of the word "independently"

The root word is the primary lexical unit of a word, and of a word family (this root is then called the base word), which carries aspects of semantic content and cannot be reduced into smaller constituents.

Chinese characters (hànzì, 漢字) are morpho-syllabic. Each one represents a syllable with a distinct meaning, but some characters may have multiple meanings or pronunciations

English orthography

Writing system used to represent spoken English, allowing readers to connect the graphemes to sound and to meaning.

Writing system used to represent spoken English, allowing readers to connect the graphemes to sound and to meaning.

Chinese characters (hànzì, 漢字) are morpho-syllabic. Each one represents a syllable with a distinct meaning, but some characters may have multiple meanings or pronunciations

It includes English's norms of spelling, hyphenation, capitalisation, word breaks, emphasis, and punctuation.

Examples of "our" as a determiner or a noun.

Pronoun

Word or a group of words that one may substitute for a noun or noun phrase.

Word or a group of words that one may substitute for a noun or noun phrase.

Examples of "our" as a determiner or a noun.
Example reflexive structure. Since "himself" is immediately dominated by "John", Principle A is satisfied.
Example pronoun structure. Since "him" is immediately dominated by "John", Principle B is violated.

A pro-form is a type of function word or expression that stands in for (expresses the same content as) another word, phrase, clause or sentence where the meaning is recoverable from the context.

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Stress (linguistics)

Nikolai Trubetzkoy, 1920s

In linguistics, and particularly phonology, stress or accent is the relative emphasis or prominence given to a certain syllable in a word or to a certain word in a phrase or sentence.