Near-close vowel


Near-close vowel
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iy
ɨʉ
ɯu
ɪʏ
ʊ
eø
ɘɵ
ɤo
ɛœ
ɜɞ
ʌɔ
æ
aɶ
ä
ɑɒ
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
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A near-close vowel is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. The defining characteristic of a near-close vowel is that the tongue is positioned similarly to a close vowel, but slightly less constricted. Near-close vowels are sometimes described as lax variants of the fully close vowels. The near-close vowels identified by the International Phonetic Alphabet are:


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  • Near-front vowel — IPA vowel chart Front Near ​front Central Near ​back …   Wikipedia

  • Near-back vowel — IPA vowel chart Front Near ​front Central Near ​back …   Wikipedia

  • Near-open vowel — IPA vowel chart Front Near ​front Central Near ​back …   Wikipedia

  • Near-close near-front rounded vowel — ʏ Image …   Wikipedia

  • Near-close near-back vowel — ʊ Image …   Wikipedia

  • Near-close near-front unrounded vowel — ɪ Image …   Wikipedia

  • Near-close central unrounded vowel — ɪ̈ IPA number 319 415 Encoding Entity (decimal) #618;​& …   Wikipedia

  • Near-close central rounded vowel — ʊ̈ IPA number 321 415 Encoding Entity (decimal) #650;​&am …   Wikipedia

  • Close vowel — Close Close (kl[=o]s), a. [Compar. {Closer} (kl[=o] s[ e]r); superl. {Closest}.] [Of. & F. clos, p. p. of clore. See {Close}, v. t.] 1. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box. [1913 Webster] From a close bower this dainty music flowed. Dryden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • close vowel — UK [ˌkləʊs ˈvaʊəl] US [ˌkloʊs ˈvaʊəl] noun [countable] [singular close vowel plural close vowels] linguistics a vowel sound made with your tongue near the top of your mouth …   Useful english dictionary


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