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