/ɛ/ is a low-mid front vowel. It is nasalized .
/ɔ/ is a low back vowel. It is weakly rounded and nasalized .
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... Every language has a different set of vowels from every other ... of the Italo-Western Romance languages (which includes the vast majority) actually had a seven-vowel system /a ɛ e i ɔ o u/, which is kept in most Italo-Western languages ... status and difference between open-mid and close-mid vowels was lost ...
... Gǀui has five modal vowels, a e i o u, three nasal vowels, ã ẽ õ, and two pharyngeal vowels, aˤ oˤ ... Gǀui also has breathy-voice vowels, but they are described as part of the tone system ... Only the five modal vowels a e i o u occur in monomoraic (CV or V) roots, which except for the noun χò 'thing, place, case' are all grammatical ...
... Nasalization of vowels is contrastive in Chittagonian, as with other Eastern Indic languages ... Below are examples of Chittagonian phrases that include nasal vowels ...
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“As no one can tell what was the Roman pronunciation, each nation makes the Latin conform, for the most part, to the rules of its own language; so that with us of the vowels only A has a peculiar sound.”
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