chroneme

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From Ancient Greek χρόνος(khrónos) + -eme, a suffix indicating a fundamental unit in some aspect of linguistic structure, extracted from phoneme, from Ancient Greek φώνημα(phṓnēma, sound), from φωνέω(phōnéō, to sound), from φωνή(phōnḗ, sound).

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chroneme ‎(plural chronemes)

  1. a basic, theoretical unit of sound that can distinguish words by duration only of a vowel or consonant

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