roundedness

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round·ed

 (roun′dĭd)
adj.
1. Shaped into the form of a circle or sphere; made round.
2. Linguistics Pronounced with the lips pursed or shaped in a round form.
3. Complete; balanced: a rounded meal.

round′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.roundedness - the property possessed by a rounded convexity
convexity, convexness - the property possessed by a convex shape
ellipticity, oblateness - the property possessed by a round shape that is flattened at the poles; "the oblateness of the planet"
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This leads to a migration of front unrounded vowel phonemes in a direction to the right in the vowel space.
falls in an area between rounded and unrounded and should not be considered an unrounded vowel.
CAPITAL I / Realized as a centralized, front, half-close unrounded vowel in RP e.
higher/lower front unrounded vowel vs lower/higher back rounded vowel).
The pattern that this study established concerning vowel coalescence is that when the basic front high unrounded vowel /i/ is preceded by the basic low central vowel /a/ [e] is formed and when the basic back high rounded vowel /u/ is preceded by the basic low central vowel /a/ [o] is formed.
However, the immediate predecessor for the Uyghur form yeriq must have been *yariq with an unrounded vowel in the second syllable.
Also, the genitive suffix cannot possibly have an unrounded vowel at any time in these examples: mesfurin > mesfurun (7b/2, 11a/9).
1969b: 149), and this description makes it seem highly probable that this is the mid-low central unrounded vowel [?
The insistent /e/ of 'les ecoliers' maintains the predominance of the front, unrounded vowel, taken up by 'courir' and 'cris'.
i] is a fully close central unrounded vowel, midway between cardinal vowels 1 [i] and 8 [u].
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.
In traditional descriptions of the language and in textbooks, o is treated as a mid-high unrounded vowel, i.