The vowel heard in “a moment ago”; a schwa ə.
- One change was a tendency to reduce any short vowel in an unstressed syllable to a common indeterminate vowel.
- Armenian has an indeterminate vowel, which sounds like the e in ‘laurel’; this appears as ë.
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Syllabification: in·de·ter·mi·nate vow·el
Definition of indeterminate vowel in:
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