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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Mid vowel
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].
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Mid_vowel   (282 words)

  
  Open vowel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Open_vowel   (158 words)

  
 Vowel - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In phonetics, a vowel is a sound in spoken language that is characterized by an open configuration of the vocal tract, in contrast to consonants, which are characterized by a constriction or closure at one or more points along the vocal tract.
Furthermore, in English some vowel sounds are represented by combinations of vowel letters, such as the ea in beat or by a vowel letter and an approximant letter, as the ow in how, or the er in her.
Vowels are especially important to the structures of words in languages that have very few consonants (like Polynesian languages such as Maori and Hawaiian), and in languages whose inventory of vowels is larger than its inventory of consonants (like Sedang, a relative of Vietnamese, which contrasts 55 different vowel qualities).
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /vowel.htm   (1899 words)

  
 Vowel
Height refers to the tongue position during the articulation of a vowel relative to the roof and bottom of the mouth.
In high vowels, such as [i][ and ]u[], the tongue is positioned high in the mouth, whereas in low vowels, such as a, the tongue is positioned low in the mouth.
Vowels are de-voiced in whispered speech, and in Japanese, vowels that are low pitched and between voiceless consonants are de-voiced.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/vowel   (1675 words)

  
 Language School Explorer - Information about Vowel
In phonetics, a vowel is a sound in spoken language that is characterized by an open configuration of the vocal tract where there is no build-up of air pressure above the glottis, in contrast to consonants, which are characterized by a constriction or closure at one or more points along the vocal tract.
The different vowel qualities are realized in acoustic analyses of vowels by the relative values of the formants, acoustic resonances of the vocal tract which show up as dark bands on a spectrogram.
Vowels are especially important to the structures of words in languages that have very few consonants (like Polynesian languages such as Maori and Hawaiian), and in languages whose inventory of vowels is larger than its inventory of consonants.
www.school-explorer.com /info/Vowel   (3259 words)

  
 Open back rounded vowel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Its vowel height is open, which means the tongue is positioned as far as possible from the roof of the mouth.
Its vowel backness is back, which means the tongue is positioned as far back as possible in the mouth in the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant.
Its vowel roundedness is rounded, which means that the lips are rounded.
marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Open_back_rounded_vowel   (257 words)

  
 OPEN - Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
{Open diapason} (Mus.), a certain stop in an organ, in which the pipes or tubes are formed like the mouthpiece of a flageolet at the end where the wind enters, and are open at the other end.
The king opened himself to some of his council, that he was sorry for the earl's death.
To enter upon; to begin; as, to open a discussion; to open fire upon an enemy; to open trade, or correspondence; to open a case in court, or a meeting.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/open   (1792 words)

  
 Near-open central vowel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The near-open central vowel is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken languages.
Its vowel height is near-open, which means the tongue is positioned similarly to an open vowel, but slightly more constricted.
Its vowel backness is central, which means the tongue is positioned halfway between a front vowel and a back vowel.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Near-open_central_vowel   (171 words)

  
 Department of Phonetics - Vowel Charts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Data from Deterding 1997, where the vowels were obtained from a digital speech database consisting of the speech of five male speakers; approximately 10 occurrences per vowel type.
Vowel length is not shown in the figure.
Therefore, the IPA symbols referring to greater openness should be used for the short vowels.
www.helsinki.fi /hum/hyfl/projektit/vokaalikartat_eng.html   (452 words)

  
 Open-mid back unrounded vowel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The open-mid back unrounded vowel is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken languages.
Its vowel height is open-mid, which means the tongue is positioned halfway between an open vowel and a mid vowel.
Its vowel roundedness is unrounded, which means that the lips are not rounded.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Open-mid_back_unrounded_vowel   (222 words)

  
 Open vowel Definition / Open vowel Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Open vowels are sometimes additionally named low vowels in reference to the low position of the tongue.
The open vowels identified the International Phonetic AlphabetThe International Phonetic Alphabet is a phonetic alphabet used by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) the human vocal apparatus can produce.
open vowel is a vowel sound of a type used in most spoken languages.
www.elresearch.com /Open_vowel   (190 words)

  
 ocreview.html
Open Court pioneered the practice of providing meaningful names and illustrations of phonemes, and continues to be the only major basal series that provides this excellent device for making phonemes familiar to children.
Open Court phonics is also systematic in moving steadily through all or most of the major grapheme-phoneme correspondences children need for decoding expertise.
Open Court provides practice texts in phonics lessons that are typically fully decodable, allowing students to practice decoding strategies in authentic reading, thereby improving their sight vocabulary while encouraging a decoding strategy.
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 TRINPsite: Book of Symbols: The Choice of Vowel(s) and Consonant(s)  
In phonetics cardinal vowels are often plotted on a diagram with the sound ï (pronounced as in technique), or a similar but shorter one, at the extreme left.
That the ä is not only a universal vowel but also of a neutral nature clearly shows in the (main dialect of the) most widely spoken language (which does not belong to the same family as the present language).
So far as vowels are concerned we conclude therefore that on the symbolistic view words denoting and/or connoting centrality or neutrality, central or neutral things, or things in the same associative field, should have ä as a vowel, or as the most important or central vowel.
www.trinp.org /MNI/BoS/2/3/2.HTM   (1631 words)

  
 Near-open vowel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A near-open vowel is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages.
The defining characteristic of a near-open vowel is that the tongue is positioned similarly to a open vowel, but slightly more constricted.
Near-open vowels are sometimes described as lax variants of the fully-open vowels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Near-open_vowel   (94 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Front vowel
A front vowel is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages.
The defining characteristic of a front vowel is that the tongue is positioned as far forward as possible in the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant.
In some languages, the open front vowels do not pattern or group with the other front vowels in their phonologies.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Front-vowel   (207 words)

  
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The sound of a vowel is determined by three factors: whether or not the lips are rounded, the shape of the tongue, and the position of the tongue.
A 'close' vowel is one where the hump of the tongue is held high in the mouth, and an 'open' vowel is one where the hump of the tongue is held low in the mouth.
The ninth vowel, the one in the middle of the chart, is made by tensing the middle of the tongue and positioning it exactly half-way between the roof and the floor of the mouth.
www.poptel.org.uk /derek/vowels.htm   (2042 words)

  
 Vowel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Tenseness is used to describe the opposition of tense vowels as in leap, suit vs. lax vowels as in lip, soot.
Unlike the other features of vowel quality, tenseness is only applicable to the few languages that have this opposition (mainly Germanic languages, e.g.
English has all three types: the vowel sound in hit is a monophthong [ɪ], the vowel sound in boy is in most dialects a diphthong [ɔɪ], and the vowel sounds of way [weɪ], flower (BrE [aʊə] AmE [aʊɚ]) form a triphthong, although the particular qualities vary by dialect.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/V/Vowel.htm   (2009 words)

  
 The Great Vowel Shift -- brief note on language
Beginning in the twelfth century and continuing until the eighteenth century (but with its main effects in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries) the sounds of the long stressed vowels in English changed their places of articulation (i./e., how the sounds are made).
The Great Vowel shift invloved a regular movement of the places of articulation: The front vowels each moved up a notch, except for /i:/, which formed a dipthong.
The change is not as neat as is shown; /æ:/ ("open e," as it is called in most discussions) did not complete the movement from /æ:/ to /e:/ to /i:/ (contrast Mod.
victorian.fortunecity.com /vangogh/555/Spell/vowelshift.htm   (670 words)

  
 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Aramaic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The modern standard of vowel pointing for the Hebrew Bible, the Tiberian system (tenth century), was most probably based on the pronunciation of the Galilean dialect of Jewish Middle Palestinian.
The cardinal open vowel is an open near-front unrounded vowel ('short' a, like the first vowel in the English 'batter', IPA: /a/).
The open e and back a are often indicated in writing by the use of the letters 'alaph' (a glottal stop) or 'he' (like the English h).
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref/index.php?title=Aramaic   (5497 words)

  
 Achieving Balance in the "Ah" Vowel
Her approach was to mix a little "ee" and "eh" into the "ah" vowel.
This is the reason Lindquest worked "ee, oh, ee, oh, etc." and "eh, ah, eh, ah, etc." Both these vowel relationships bring the tongue in a more forward position in the closed vowel preparing for the "ring" to be blended into the open vowel.
This demands that the vowel change be controlled with the tongue rather than "spreading the mouth opening".
www.voiceteacher.com /achieve_balance.html   (1222 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Dictionary - open
This competition is open to all students under the age of 18.
Adopting an open stance, he began hitting the ball to the opposite field.
The house opens to the public in August.
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_/open.html   (1096 words)

  
 Open vowel -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
An open vowel is a (A speech sound made with the vocal tract open) vowel sound of a type used in most spoken (A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols) languages.
In the context of the (The branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis) phonetics of any particular language, a low vowel can be any vowel that is more open than a (Click link for more info and facts about mid vowel) mid vowel.
That is, (Click link for more info and facts about open-mid vowel) open-mid vowels, (Click link for more info and facts about near-open vowel) near-open vowels, and (Click link for more info and facts about open vowel) open vowels can all be considered low vowels.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/op/open_vowel.htm   (269 words)

  
 Lesson 1
Vowels are categorized as either "close" or "open".
A diphthong is a combination of two vowels, but not every pair of vowels is a diphthong.
The first vowel of a Greek diphthong will be an open vowel, and the second vowel will always be a close vowel.
www.ntgreek.net /lesson11.htm   (1730 words)

  
 CA162 Principles of Linguistics ACL1 Phonetics Notes 3 - Vowels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Cardinal vowels are therefore anchored to the extremes of the vowel space, and the resultant sounds are unnaturally extreme, i.e.
The cardinal vowels have been handed down orally for almost a century, and are shared by phoneticians all over the world: now it's your turn.
Figure 1 is a chart of the vowel quadrilateral and the labels and symbols used by the International Phonetics Association.
www.compapp.dcu.ie /~alex/CA162/PHONETICS/vowels.html   (694 words)

  
 OPEN-MID BACK ROUNDED VOWEL FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The open-mid back rounded vowel is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken languages.
The name ''open-o'' represents the sound, in that it is like the sound represented by o, the close-mid_back_rounded_vowel, except it is more open.
It also represents the symbol, which can be remembered as an ''o'' which has been "opened" by removing part of the closed circular shape.
www.flowergods.com /open-mid_back_rounded_vowel   (179 words)

  
 Decoding Multisyllabic Words   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ask students to identify which part of the word causes the mouth to open (the vowel sounds).
R-controlled: When a vowel is followed by r, the letter affects the sound of the vowel.
Vowel team: Many vowel sounds are spelled with vowel digraphs such as ai, ay, ea, ee, oa, ow, oo, oi, oy, ou, ie, and ei.
teacher.scholastic.com /professional/teachstrat/decodingwords.htm   (775 words)

  
 The Passaggio
Vowels must be allowed to alter in order for the throat to stay open on ascending passages.
It is important to remember that Garcia's concept of "one vowel" is actually the open pharynx; or the deep and open vowel sounds which are created beyond the back of the tongue.
Another factor in the study of the passaggio is that of holding back the breath with the sternum, intercostals, and lumbars, while allowing a small constant and even flow of air through the larynx to fuel the resonance.
www.voiceteacher.com /passaggio.html   (954 words)

  
 Open-mid vowel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The open-mid vowels make a class of vowel sounds used in some spoken languages.
The defining characteristic of an open-mid vowel is that the tongue is positioned two-thirds of the way from an open vowel to a mid vowel.
The open-mid vowels identified by the International Phonetic Alphabet are:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Open-mid_vowel   (85 words)

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