Term Word is used intuitively in everyday language for a basic element of language.

There are numerous linguistic attempts at defining the concept of word, which are not uniform and remain controversial. Here are some principles upon which words can be defined:

(a) phonetic-phonological level: words are the smallest segments of sound that can be theoretically isolated by word accent and boundary markers like pauses, clicks, and the like;

(b) orthographic-graphemic level: word is any sequence of letters bounded on either side by blank spaces in writing or print;


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