Open vowel


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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We might be rightly tempted to see these long tones as embodied subjectivity, since they are always sung on an open vowel, usually by the composer.
On the other hand, asking sopranos to sing on that syllable in a high range may result in a strained tone and faulty intonation, so a more open vowel is a better choice.
long category oppositions in close vowel /i/ and open vowel /a/ in CV(:)CV carrier words was designed.
As one can tell from the Hebrew designation which means 'open.' it must refer to a very open vowel [a] (cf.
Yes.All open vowel sounds should be drawn out as long as possible and with a perceptible sneer.
This was a more open vowel and appears as /[espilson]:/ in Middle English (OE chvne > clene; dcelan > delen).
Diphthongs are formed by linking two closed vowels (e.e., ciudad), or an open and a closed vowel (e.g., caustico), or by a closed and an open vowel (e.g., conviene).
Elongating a closed vowel results in its closing; elongating an open vowel results in its opening.
However this study of vowel duration is not supporting the claim of Lindblom (1967) that open vowels tend to be longer than close vowels as the duration of close vowel lu (266) is more than the open vowel Ia!
According to his hypothesis, what happened first was the lengthening of the open vowel at the end of the foot.
A well-known example for vowel lowering is the Turkic word kemi 'ship, boat' (Clauson 1972: 721) which survives with a closed vowel in Oghuz: Tur/Azr germ, Tkm ga:mi (TDS 232), Ili Salar ki:mu (Yakup 2002: 135), but with an open vowel elsewhere: Uyghur has keme 'ship, boat' (UTIL 4: 743) with the vowel modification in the first syllable described above under the heading "I-umlaut", Uzb kema (OTIL 1: 378), Kaz keme (Bektaev 2001: 233), Krg keme (Judaxin 1965: 371), Krc keme (Tenisev and Sujuncev 1989: 322), Kumyk genre (Bammatov 1969: 96), Alt keme (Baskakov and Toscakova 1947: 79), Xak kime (Baskakov and Inkizekova-Grekul 1953: 75) and Tuv xeme (Tenisev 1968: 473).