vowel system


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Noun1.vowel system - the system of vowels used in a particular language
phonemic system - the system of phonemes recognized in a language
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Sutton, "A Real-Time MRI Investigation of the Role of Lingual and Pharyngeal Articulation in the Production of the Nasal Vowel System of French," Journal of Phonetics 50 (May 2015): 35.
The comparison between data of the two periods analyzed so far suggests a development of this reduction work of the pretonic vowel system in the history of the language as there has been a relevant increase in the passage from a period to another in vowel raising of pretonic mid vowels followed by a consonant.
He established that Pahari has twelve vowel system.
Palatal clicks appear first at about 3;6 Tuomi et The vowel system of isiXhosa is al.
This is followed by a description of the Italian vowel system, the Latin vowels, how the former derive from the latter, and how the standard Italian vocalic system compares to those of a variety of dialects, including Sardinian and Sicilian.
In the case of English, both these seminal works account for its vowel system by way of four paradigmatic feature oppositions: acoustic features [[+ or -] compact/diffuse], [[+ or -] grave/acute], [[+ or -] flat/natural] and [[+ or -] stressed/unstressed] in PSA terms, and articulatory features [[+ or -] high/low], [[+ or -] front/back], [[+ or -] round/nonround] and [[+ or -] tense/lax] in SPE terms.
Chuxnaban Mixe has a relatively simple consonant system and a complex vowel system with a phonemic vowel length distinction and a phonemic phonation contrast between plain, aspirated, and glottalized vowels.
This decision is preceded by a discussion relying on Catford (1957) who argues that most dialects in Shetland, along with Angus and parts of Perthshire and Kincardineshire, which is plausible from a demographic point of view, display the maximal Scots vowel system of twelve monophthongs and at least two diphthongs.
It is clear from this brief description that the English vowel system is more complex than the Shona vowel system.
The vowel system of Pre-Proto-Pal was probably not very different from the system suggested for Proto-Pal, i.
Initially, the decision to work intensively on the vowel system of English was based upon several factors.
The similarity principle can also be shown to be operative in the English vowel system.