A speech sound that is produced by comparatively open configuration of the vocal tract, with vibration of the vocal cords but without audible friction and is a unit of the sound system of a language that forms the nucleus of a syllable
Each of a set of marks indicating vowels in writing phonetically explicit text in Semitic languages such as Hebrew and Arabic
A phonetic change in a vowel or vowels
A glide or weak vowel; = schwa.
A central, usually unstressed, vowel sound produced with the tongue slack and the lips relaxed and having indefinite quality, especially schwa.
Another term for indeterminate vowel.
An epenthetic vowel, specifically one between a word-final and word-initial consonant.
The phenomenon in some languages, e.g., Turkish, in which all the vowels in a word are members of the same subclass, for example all front vowels or all back vowels
The degree to which the tongue is raised or lowered in the articulation of a particular vowel
Each of a series of vowel sounds used as a standard reference point to assist in the description and classification of vowel sounds in any language
Another term for ablaut.
The second vowel of a diphthong.
The vowel heard in “a moment ago”; a schwa ə
A speech sound intermediate between a vowel and a consonant, e.g., w or y
A series of changes between medieval and modern English affecting the long vowels of the standard language