This leads to a migration of front unrounded vowel
phonemes in a direction to the right in the vowel space.
Moreover, a change in the vocalic quality is observed (h) which alters a high front unrounded vowel
into a back rounded.
Description IPA Mexbet Voiceless bilabial stop p p Voiceless dental stop t t Voiceless velar stop k k Voiced bilabial stop b b Voiced dental stop d d Voiced velar stop [??] g Voiceless palatal affricate tf tS Voiceless labiodental fricative f f Voiceless alveolar sibilant s s Voiceless velar fricative x x Voiced palatal fricative 3 Z Bilabial nasal m m Palatal nasal n n Alveolar nasal n n Alveolar lateral l l Alveolar trill r r Alveolar flap f r( Close front unrounded vowel
i i Close-mid front unrounded vowel
e e Open front unrounded vowel
a a Close-mid back rounded vowel o o Close back rounded vowel u u TABLE 6: Emotion-specific vowels in the emotional stimuli.
Conclusion: /[??]/ falls in an area between rounded and unrounded and should not be considered an unrounded vowel
. The mid-central vowel which has no rounded-unrounded variants in the IPA vowel chart.
/ CAPITAL I / Realized as a centralized, front, half-close unrounded vowel
in RP e.g.
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).
However, we are told by Penny that "[c]ompared with [a], the sound [a] is very palatal (i.e., fronted and slightly raised, almost [??)" (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].