Phoneme vs Phonotactics - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between phoneme and phonotactics

is that phoneme is while phonotactics is a branch of phonology that deals with the restrictions a language applies to combinations of phonemes.

phoneme

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An indivisible unit of sound in a given language. A phoneme is an abstraction of the physical speech sounds (phones) and may encompass several different phones.
  • Derived terms

    * * * phonemic * phonemical * phonemically * phonemicist * phonemics

    See also

    * chereme * chroneme * grammeme * grapheme * lemma * lexeme * listeme * morpheme * sememe * toneme

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    phonotactics

    Noun

    (-)
  • A branch of phonology that deals with the restrictions a language applies to combinations of phonemes.