Close-mid vowel


Close-mid 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 close-mid vowel (also mid-close(d) vowel, high-mid vowel, mid-high vowel or half-close(d) vowel) is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. The defining characteristic of a close-mid vowel is that the tongue is positioned two-thirds of the way from a close vowel to a mid vowel. The close-mid vowels identified by the International Phonetic Alphabet are:


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