Near-open central vowel explained

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Ipa:592
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The near-open central vowel is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is 6. The IPA symbol is a upside-down printed letter 'a'.

Features

Occurrence

LanguageWordIPAMeaningNotes
ArabicStandardArabic: [[Arabic alphabet|?]]?Allophone of long and short before a word boundary. See Arabic phonology
ChineseCantoneseChinese: [[Chinese characters|心]] Chinese: [[Jyutping|''s'''a'''m1'']]'heart'See Standard Cantonese
DanishDanish: [[Danish alphabet|''spis'''er''''']]'eat(s)' (present)See Danish phonology
EnglishCaliforniaEnglish: [[English orthography|''n'''u'''t'']]'nut' may be used to transcribe this vowel as it corresponds to in other dialects. See English phonology
RP
GermanGerman: [[German orthography|''Ob'''er''''']]'waiter'Reduced vowel. See German phonology
PortugueseBrazilianPortuguese: [[Portuguese orthography|''sac'''a''''']]'sack'Reduced vowel. In European Portuguese it may be closer to a mid vowel. See Portuguese phonology
RussianRussian: [[Russian orthography|гол'''о'''ва ]]'head'Occurs mostly immediately before stressed syllables. See Russian phonology
Tadaksahak'to give'
VietnameseVietnamese: [[Vietnamese alphabet|'''''ă'''n'']]'to eat'See Vietnamese phonology

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