open-mid front rounded vowel, or low-mid front rounded vowel, is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is 〈 œ 〉. The symbol œ is a lowercase ligature of the letters o and e. Note that 〈 ɶ 〉, a small caps version of the Œ ligature, is used for a distinct vowel sound: the open front rounded vowel.
The IPA prefers terms "close" and "open" for vowels, and the name of the article follows this. However, a large number of linguists, perhaps a majority, prefer the terms "high" and "low".
Features [ edit ]
vowel height is open-mid, also known as low-mid, which means the tongue is positioned halfway between an open vowel (a low vowel) and a mid vowel. Its
vowel backness is front, which means the tongue is positioned as far forward as possible in the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant. Its
roundedness is compressed, which means that the margins of the lips are tense and drawn together in such a way that the inner surfaces are not exposed.
Occurrence [ edit ]
The vowel transcribed
/œ/ in Central Standard Swedish is in fact mid [. œ̝] [7 ]
References [ edit ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
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