American Full Vowels

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English Phonology - Phonemes - Vowels - Transcription Variants
... English "lax" and "tense" vowels are distinguished by a synergy of features, such as height, length, and contour (monophthong vs ... For example, if the primary feature is thought to be vowel height, then the non-reduced vowels of General American English may be represented according to the table to the left and below ... If, on the other hand, vowel length is considered to be the deciding factor, the symbols in the table to the below and center may be chosen (this convention has sometimes been used because the ...

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