Vowellike Vower

Vowels

Meanings and phrases

long vowels

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Both the glottal stop ⟨ʼ⟩ and long vowels (e.g.
  • Bade and Ngizim have long vowels in closed syllables.
  • (Hawaiian Braille uses the same convention for its long vowels.)

short vowels

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Additionally, short vowels can also be voiceless.
  • Long and short vowels (but not schwa) contrast.
  • Unstressed short vowels, especially , are deleted in many contexts.

nasal vowels

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There are five nasal vowels, also long and short: .
  • Ligbi has seven oral and seven nasal vowels.
  • The nasal vowels are represented by the vowel plus , or .

front vowels

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The mid front vowels are lower when short than long: .
  • The close front vowels usually use the consonant י "y" as a mater lectionis.
  • is generally high-tongued after front vowels, and is slightly lowered elsewhere.

between vowels

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the northern part of Southern Jutland, these sounds are voiced fricatives between vowels, i.e.
  • The equal distribution between vowels and consonants has been used as an argument against the non-lexical interpretation.
  • Similarly, "t" between vowels is pronounced as in English "thin", and "p" in the same position is the bilabial fricative .
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