Talk:Phone (phonetics)

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Isn't this a Phoneme?

No, a phoneme is a set of phones that carry the same meaning. Such phones are called allophones. --Damian Yerrick

Bad English[edit]

In phonetics and phonology, a phone is a speech sound considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the sound system semantics of a language. A sound segment that possess distinct acoustic properties. A particular occurance of a speech sound segment. The basic sound unit revealed via phonetic speech analysis. Phonetic symbology is enclosed within square ([]) brackets. Compare with phoneme, a set of phones that carry the same meaning.

This topic is presumably of interest to linguists, and yet the above short paragraph contains a whole succession of sentences without main verbs, a spelling error ("occurance"), and a verb which doesn't agree with its subject ("segment that possess"). I would fix it, but I don't know whether these disjointed definitions are supposed to be alternatives or whether they all apply.

Main Page 17:19, 7 September 2005 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Terra Green (talkcontribs)

What's there to fix? That paragraph is not even in the article. rʨanaɢ (talk) 14:52, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
That post is from 2005. — Lfdder (talk) 21:10, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
No, you posted a comment yesterday complaining about the grammar of a paragraph that does not appear anywhere in the article. Since this page is for discussing improvements to the article, I'm not sure what you hope to accomplish here. rʨanaɢ (talk) 11:28, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
I restored part of the comment that was deleted by a vandal back in 2008. [1]Lfdder (talk) 11:39, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
Well, that's what we have edit summaries for. How was I supposed to know what you were doing? Please edit more responsibly in the future. rʨanaɢ (talk) 11:42, 22 August 2013 (UTC)