Open vowel

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See Open, a., 9.

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107, under) have the fanqie which points to a palatized affricate with a low vowel and the -m coda in MC, tracing back to something like * tjam in OC.
Occasional high-pitched vowel sounds, interspersed among a stream of low vowel sounds of moderate intensity, denoted emotional responses by Scottish mothers to their babies, she suggests.
Some Kipchak languages have preserved the high vowel as well, as Karakalpak tuwri (Baskakov 1967: 822, entry prjamo) and Tatar turi (TatRS 558), while others have a low vowel, as Kazakh tuwra (Bektaev 2001: 448), Kirghiz tuura (Judaxin 1965: 772-773), Kumyk tuwra (Bammatov 1969: 321) and Karachay-Balkar tuwra (Tenisev and Sujuncev 1989: 657).
In this sung version, the first pre-retroflex low vowel has F1 and F2 values of 758.
Some dialects, including the standard Ranchi ones, also umlaut the low vowel a/a giving [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], which joins with Hindi loans to create the added vowel.
Cases of non-initial stress included words like sija 'silver', kundasamak 'you will catch me having a high vowel (i, u) in the first syllable and a low vowel (a, a) in a subsequent syllable.
In addition to accounting for gaps, Duanmu also treats allophonic variation in this chapter, the most important of which is variant realization of the mid vowel (he regards mid vowel variation as phonologically significant, but not low vowel variation, because mid vowel variation results in surface forms that do not rhyme with each other).
Despite Stevens's transcribing this form with unresolved hiatus, he reports that glottal stops are regularly present following a low vowel in hiatus.
The short low vowel written <a> merged with the low front vowel written <[LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]>.
Perception scores of high vs low vowel in a pair for each formant setting and five duration steps were counted for each subject; a non-parametric statistic--the Kendall tau rank correlation coefficient--was calculated to evaluate the degree of correspondence between the vowel duration and perception score and to assess its significance.
Like the front vowel that "broke" to give Grade II finals, the front vowel of "pure Grade IV" rhymes must also have broken, but in this case giving the diphthong -ia- rather than a simple low vowel.
In its quality, /a/ is a low vowel that in all the quantity degrees is stable and always in the same frequency range.