At 12/10/12 11:33 PM, satanbrain wrote:
Tele-far. Phone - voice. A telephone 'farthers' your voice. What a 'phone' does? Nothing.
Phone has many meanings besides the shortening of 'telephone'. As you said, there's voice or if you want to be more specific, sound. Things can be phonal (adjective), you can phone someone (verb), you can even play the saxophone (it doesn't just mean voice in this case).
Language is fluid and ever changing due to people using it as a tool, so technically there's shit-tons of words people use incorrectly, but so long as the communication is understandable it's correct.