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Synonyms for roundedness

the property possessed by a rounded convexity

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To make a clear difference between /i/ and /[??]/, or /e/ and /[empty set]/, he will exaggerate the use of larynx height instead, raising it efficiently for the unrounded vowels, lowering it considerably for the rounded vowels.
In other words, if the singular form has a back rounded vowel /u/ or any of its variants, the plural noun takes a front unrounded vowel /i/ or any of its variants too, as in (d) and (e) below.
/i/ Realized as a front, close unrounded vowel as in 'seat': /sit/.
/ e / It is a front, unrounded vowel between half-close and half-open.
It affects the low unrounded vowels /a/ and /e/ in initial open syllables.
Given the kinds of changes undergone by the other four harmonic vowels, the most plausible candidate would seem to be the mid-high central unrounded vowel [??].
for a lower-high central unrounded vowel, a logical extension of the character [I] (lower-high front unrounded) by use of the superimposed hyphen on analogy with [??] [and] used by Halle and Mohanan (1985:91) for a high back unrounded vowel, IPA [m]" (1996: 88) while the latter was once "[p]roposed by Trager (1964: 16) for a high front unrounded vowel" (1996: 187), i.e.
In all quantity degrees, the rounded front vowel /u/ is close to, but still easily differentiable from the unrounded vowel /i/ in the F1/F2 space.
An example of this is pronouncing the letter e as a front vowel as in English "met." There is considerable evidence that for the Manchus e was either a central or back unrounded vowel; this is the case in the modern vernaculars and several related Tungusic languages; it can also be seen from the Manchu transcription of Chinese and other languages.
In traditional descriptions of the language and in textbooks, o is treated as a mid-high unrounded vowel, i.e.
Vowel duration is 218 ms for /i: /.This can be classified as high-front or close-front long vowel Both are unrounded vowels.
For the moment, we simply note that, although our long-term aim is to investigate all these differences between non-anglicised SSE and RP, and to try to establish whether some Anglo-English features are more easily acquired than others (and whether there are any features of non-anglicised SSE that are particularly resistant to Anglo-English influence), we focus here on variable non-rhoticity, the low unrounded vowels of RP, and the low back rounded vowels of RP.
The primary cardinal vowel system was, however, considered to be insufficient as many European languages have front rounded vowels and back unrounded vowels though less common (Martin and Rahilly, 1999).
Unrounded vowels are articulated with spread lips, while rounded vowels are articulated with protruded (rounded) lips.
This leads to difficulty producing unrounded vowels * like /i/ or /e/.