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Encyclopedia > Open vowel
Vowels
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close i y ɨ ʉ ɯ u
near-close ɪ ʏ ʊ
close-mid e ɘ ɵ ɤ o
mid ə
open-mid ɛ œ ɜ ɞ ʌ ɔ
near-open ɐ
open a ɶ ɑ ɒ
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An open vowel is a vowel sound of a type used in most spoken languages. The defining characteristic of an open vowel is that the tongue is positioned as far as possible from the roof of the mouth. Open vowels are sometimes also called low vowels in reference to the low position of the tongue. The open vowels identified the International Phonetic Alphabet are:


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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Mid vowel (282 words)
The defining characteristic of a mid vowel is that the tongue is positioned mid-way between an open vowel and a close vowel.
The only mid vowel with a dedicated symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet is the mid central vowel [ə], a symbol which is also used for the vowel schwa.
The IPA divides the vowel space into thirds, with the close-mid vowels such as [e] or [o] and the open-mid vowels such as [ɛ] or [ɔ] equidistant in formant space between open [a] and close [i] or [u].
Open vowel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (158 words)
An open vowel is a vowel sound of a type used in most spoken languages.
The defining characteristic of an open vowel is that the tongue is positioned as far as possible from the roof of the mouth.
Open vowels are sometimes also called low vowels in reference to the low position of the tongue.
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