Phonemes - What makes a Word?

Phonemes - What makes a Word? | Phonemes --------------- Prison  Relative's  New  Skill Kin  con,  Ken  "Keen  'coon"  Cone,  can  can  cane. | image tagged in convict male orange shirt,memes,language,science | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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A phoneme is from linguistics, the science of language. Each sound difference that speakers recognizes as creating a different word is considered a phoneme. For instance, "pit" has an aspirated "p", meaning it is followed by a slight puff of breath. The p in stop doesn't have aspiration. English speakers don't consider them different sounds. P doesn't have the vocal chords vibrate ("voiced"). B does. English speakers consider "bit" and "pit" two different words because in English p and b are different phonemes.
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In Kin con, each word differs ONLY by the vowel sound. Regarding "can can", the first word means "is able" and is pronounced like the first A in Anna. The second word means "put in a can" and is pronounced like the A in Ann. (In the South, 'coon is short for racoon, i.e., Ken's nickname means "Keen Racoon".)
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