vowel sound

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Synonyms for vowel sound

a speech sound made with the vocal tract open

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However, the sounds that have changed, particularly vowel sounds and word stress, produce a soundscape that is 'distinctive, fresh, and intriguing, opening up new directions for linguistic, literary, and theatrical enquiry' (ix).
Lauren's IRDs were 100% for words containing the vowel sound a, and 62% for words containing the vowel sound e.
Wilson uses pictures to help children remember the letter and vowel sounds. I found small objects to take the place of pictures, and Jack quickly caught on to the mantra of letter-keyword-sound.
It refers to the fact that Ergative Case is covertly marked in the context of the subject that ends with a vowel sound. The following example illustrates this argument:
66% produced the vowel sound correctly while 34% were unable to pronounce it correctly.
In many African languages, syllables end in a vowel sound or allow only nasal consonants such n or m in the coda.
They maintain vowel reduction as in "truth" uttering it with short vowel sound. They insisted on orthographical pronunciation reading "row" (the line) and "row" the quarrel as same.
Mei used the closest sound in her Chinese repertoire, one similar to the vowel sound in bet (p.
This information is essential when prompting vowel production because failure to help a child position the tongue appropriately will neutralize the vowel (i.e., make the vowel sound like /?/).
Listener's expectations play a considerable role in the complex process of speech perception, for example, the first two or three formants in a vowel sound strongly affect the perception of the sound.
Soprano Patricia Rozario and bass Stephen Richardson are each able to take on challenging vocal requirements, including creating a vibrating effect with fast repetitions of the first vowel sound of the word "apple" while portraying Adam and Eve, and later in the work, Rozario floats several high Ds with little difficulty.
For the PBS special, Do you Speak American, and the book based on it, John Fought describes in his article, Rful Southern, the "hard 'r'" coloring that Barton uses in his replication of early modern English, in what he calls the "Rful Southern" dialect, defining it as "the retention of 'r' after a vowel and before a consonant or before a pause in speaking." (13) This dialect is not to be confused with the "Rless" dialect of the coastal area, which according to Fought involves--as the name implies--the dropping of the "r" before a consonant or pause, lengthening the preceding vowel sound (Fought is, perhaps, describing the replacing of the "r" with a schwa).
A schwa is "a diacritic marking silence instead of a vowel sound," according to Webster's, and the name is appropriate for Calvin Schwa, who is "functionally invisible"--nobody ever notices him, even when they're standing next to him.
Seven healthy subjects and seven patients with schizophrenia (DSM-IV) were asked to say the vowel sound "ah" into a microphone.