xenophone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

xeno-, from Ancient Greek ξένος (ksénos, foreign, of a stranger) + -phone φωνή (phōnḗ, sound)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

xenophone (plural xenophones)

  1. (phonetics) A sound in speech that is not native to the language being spoken; a sound from a foreign language

References[edit]

The term was introduced in: Robert Eklund & Anders Lindström. 1998. How To Handle “Foreign” Sounds in Swedish Text-to-Speech Conversion: Approaching the ‘Xenophone’ Problem. Proceedings of The International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 30 November–5 December 1998, Sydney, Australia. Paper 514, vol. 7, pp. 2831–2834. [1]

Also see: [2] http://xenophones.info