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A '''pseudoword''' is a unit of speech or text that appears to be an actual [[Word (phonetic unit)|word]] in a certain language (at least superficially), while in fact it is not part of the [[lexicon]]. Within [[linguistics]], a pseudoword is defined specifically as respecting the [[phonotactics|phonotactic]] restrictions of a language. That is, it does not include sounds or series of sounds that do not exist in that language: it is easily pronounceable for speakers of the language. Also, when written down, a pseudoword does not include strings of characters that are not permissible in the spelling of the target language. "Vonk" is a pseudoword in English, while "dfhnxd" is not. The latter is an example of a nonword. [[Nonwords]] are contrasted with pseudowords in that they are not pronounceable and by their spelling, which could not be the spelling of a real word.
==See also==
*[[Lexical decision]]
*[[Phonological deficit]]
*[[Phonological development]]
*[[Indirect tests of memory]]
*[ National Institute for Literacy]
[[ko:유사 비단어]]
[[he:מילת תפל]]

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