Definition of Phonotypy

1. n. A method of phonetic printing of the English language, as devised by Mr. Pitman, in which nearly all the ordinary letters and many new forms are employed in order to indicate each elementary sound by a separate character.



Definition of Phonotypy

1. Noun. (dated) A method of phonetic printing of the English language, in which nearly all the ordinary letters and many new forms are employed in order to indicate each elementary sound by a separate character. ¹

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Definition of Phonotypy

1. [n -PIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phonotypy

phonoscopes
phonoscopy
phonosemantic
phonosemantics
phonostatistics
phonosurgery
phonotactic
phonotactically
phonotactics
phonotaxis
phonotype
phonotypes
phonotypies
phonotypist
phonotypists
phonotypy (current term)
phons
phony
phonying
phoo
phooey
phor-
phorate
phorates
phorbin
phorbol
phorbol ester
phorbol esters
phorbols
phorboxazole

Literary usage of Phonotypy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fundamentals of the English Language, Or, Orthography and Orthoepy: Designed by Frank Van Buren Irish (1888)
"1 phonotypy is the art of representing phonetic elements, or elementary sounds, to the eye by the use of appropriate characters or symbols. ..."

2. Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Instruction by American Institute of Instruction (1847)
"The American public has become somewhat familiar during the last two or three years with the terms phonotypy and Phonography, which are applied to the ..."

3. A Plea for Phoenetic Spelling: Or, The Necessity of Orthographic Reform by Alexander John Ellis (1848)
"The Appendix to the first edition of the Plea, contained the application of phonotypy to sixteen languages. This has been omitted in the present edition, ..."

4. A Biographical Sketch of Sir Isaac Pitman: Illustrated by Incorporated phonographic society, Bath (1904)
"... 1844, he for the first time addressed his readers in phonotypy, special types having been made for the purpose by the type founders. ..."

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