Mid Vowels

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Ancient Greek Phonology - Vowels - Short Vowels
... Front Back unrounded round Close /i/ ῐ /y/ ῠ Mid /e/ ε /o/ ο Open /a/ ᾰ It is apparent that short mid vowels were high-mid, while the long ones were low-mid before the ... Note that early vowel lengthening in Proto-Indo-European or early Proto-Greek times (e.g ... in the subjunctive or in the lengthened root vowels of futures and aorists) did not produce the same results ...
Vowel - Articulation - Height
... Vowel height is named for the vertical position of the tongue relative to either the roof of the mouth or the aperture of the jaw ... In high vowels, such as and, the tongue is positioned high in the mouth, whereas in low vowels, such as, the tongue is positioned low in the mouth ... The IPA prefers the terms close vowel and open vowel, which respectively describe the jaw as open or closed ...
Galician Language - Phonology - Vowels
... Galician has seven vowel phonemes ... These vowels are the same ones found in standard Portuguese, standard Catalan, and standard Italian ... It is likely that this 7-vowel system was even more widespread in the early stages of Romance languages ...
French Phonology - Vowels - Mid Vowels
... Example words Vowel Example IPA Orthography Gloss Oral vowels /i/ si 'if' /e/ fée 'fairy' /ɛ/ fait 'does' /ɛː/ fête 'party' /ə/ ce 'this'/'that' /œ/ sœur 'sister' /ø/ ceux 'those' /y/ su 'known ... Generally speaking, close-mid vowels are found in open syllables, while open-mid vowels are found in closed syllables ... Minimal pairs can, however, still be found open-mid /ɛ/ and close-mid /e/ contrast in final-position open syllables, e.g ...

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