Half-Open Vowels (Third Degree of Aperture)

| Half-Open Front Vowels | Half-Open Central Vowel | Half-Open Back Vowels
 

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Half-Open Front Vowels

Unrounded half-open front vowel.

Rounded half-open front vowel.

This symbol designates an unrounded front vowel that is more open than the two previous examples. It falls between the third and fourth degrees of aperture.

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Half-Open Central Vowel

Central vowel (half-open). In reality, this vowel falls between the third and fourth degrees of aperture. This articulation is considered neutral from the point of view of lip-rounding as well (neither rounded nor unrounded).

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