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Synonyms for schwa

a neutral middle vowel

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35: After examining the use of <a> to write unaccented schwa in the oldest text examples he concludes, "it seems that in archaic-I manuscripts, the use of <a> with double dots had not yet become completely systematic.
Schwa Len's CU serves 8,100 state employees accounting for 14% of the CU's membership, but some groups like state troopers look to be exempt, and "we also understand employees will receive their July paychecks for the first week and there are also severance packages" mitigating any severe impact in the short term.
Especially during Faulkner's time, Negro was often colloquially pronounced in a Southern US dialect as "Negra," with the short e and a more characteristic of a schwa ([?
Amber Schwa rck, Pioneer Hi-Bred Brad Seipel, AllPoints Research
Both meters are based on feet that consist of four units: a schwa mobile and three full vowels.
Often words from standard Italian are pronounced with Neapolitan elements, such as palatal s before a consonant and final vowel reducing to schwa.
Terminator star Arnold Schwa rzenegger and Kirk Douglas, who appeared with Curtis in the classic movie Spartacus, were at the funeral in Las Vegas.
Other: Odd Syllable Out--Syllable types that do not follow any of the above syllable patterns (example: -tire ]syllable with a schwa vowel sound with a single vowel, a consonant, then a silent el; -sign [syllable with a long vowel sound ending in one or more consonants]; -tion [Latinate ending]).
It resembles the schwa vowel found in the final a in sofa, but it can be a stressed vowel in Chinese.
However, Table 8 above shows that the English schwa /e/ has no constant substitute in the spoken English of L1 Shona speakers.
For transcribing Gnau words, Lewis has used a for the schwa, ^ for 'u' sound as in English 'up', and -ngg- for the nasalised -ng- as in English 'single'
First encountered in The Schwa Was Here (winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction), here Antsy faces a new challenge: his high school classmate Gunnar Umlaut announces he suffers from Pulmonary Monoxic Systemia and has just six months to live, and Antsy wants to do something for him.
Putnam, who now stars for Portland's Schwa squad, shrugged and smiled when asked about the Eugene tournament.
These generalizations indicate that for Dutch, the distinction between syllables with schwa, open syllables (ending in a tense vowel), closed syllables (ending in a lax vowel and one consonant), and super-heavy syllables (ending in a tense vowel and at least one consonant, a lax vowel and at least two consonants, or containing a diphthong) is relevant.
In fact, the phonological developments which affected the paradigm of i-stems (as well as other paradigms), namely the reduction of the unaccented back vowels to schwa, have been perceived as the primary trigger for the restructuring of the Old English nominal system.