vowel reduction

  • 1 Vowel reduction — is the term in phonetics that refers to various changes in the acoustic quality of vowels, which are related to changes in stress, sonority, duration, loudness, articulation, or position in the word (e.g. for Creek language [… …

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  • 2 Vowel reduction in Russian — Main article: Russian phonology Vowel reduction in Russian differs in the standard language and in dialects. Several ways of reduction (and its absence) are distinguished. There are five vowel phonemes in Standard Russian. Vowels tend to merge… …

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  • 3 Vowel reduction in English — In English, vowel reduction is the centralization and weakening of an unstressed vowel, such as the characteristic change of many vowels at the ends of words to schwa. Stressed vowels cannot be reduced. Reduced vowelsSchwa is the most common… …

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  • 4 Reduction — Reduction, reduced, or reduce may refer to:cienceChemistry*Reduction – chemical reaction in which atoms have their oxidation number (oxidation state) changed. **Reduced gas – a gas with a low oxidation number **Ore reduction: see… …

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  • 5 Vowel length — IPA vowel length aː aˑ IPA number 503 or 504 Encoding Entity …

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  • 6 Vowel breaking — Sound change and alternation Metathesis Quantitative metathesis …

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  • 7 Mid-central vowel — ə Image …

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  • 8 Mid central vowel — The mid 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 IPA|ə, and the equivalent X SAMPA symbol is @. The IPA symbol is a turned printed… …

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  • 9 Near-open central vowel — ɐ Image …

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  • 10 Accent reduction — Accent reduction, also known as accent modification, is a systematic approach used to learn or adopt a new accent. It is the process of learning the sound system (or phonology) of a language or dialect. The methodology involves several steps,… …

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  • 11 English-language vowel changes before historic r — In the phonological history of the English language, vowels followed (or formerly followed) by the phoneme /r/ have undergone a number of phonological changes. In recent centuries, most or all of these changes have involved merging of vowel… …

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  • 12 Definite article reduction — (DAR) is the term used in recent linguistic work to refer to the use of vowel less forms of the definite article the in Northern dialects of English English, for example in the Yorkshire dialect and accent. DAR is often represented by dialect… …

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  • 13 Cluster reduction — Sound change and alternation Metathesis Quantitative metathesis …

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  • 14 Ottawa phonology — Main article: Ottawa language Ottawa (also spelled Odawa) is a dialect of the Ojibwe language spoken in a series of communities in southern Ontario and a smaller number of communities in northern Michigan. Ottawa has a phonological inventory of… …

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  • 15 Romance languages — Romance Geographic distribution: Originally Southern Europe and parts of Africa; now also Latin America, Canada, parts of Lebanon and much of Western Africa Linguistic classification: Indo European Italic …

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  • 16 English phonology — See also: Phonological history of English English phonology is the study of the sound system (phonology) of the English language. Like many languages, English has wide variation in pronunciation, both historically and from dialect to dialect. In… …

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  • 17 Romance languages — romance1 (def. 8). [1770 80] * * * Group of related languages derived from Latin, with nearly 920 million native speakers. The major Romance languages French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian are national languages. French is probably… …

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  • 18 Sri Lankan Portuguese Creole — Spoken in Sri Lanka Native speakers 3,406[1]  (date missing) Language family Portuguese Creole Indo Portugu …

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  • 20 Stress (linguistics) — In linguistics, stress is the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word. The term is also used for similar patterns of phonetic prominence inside syllables. The word accent is sometimes also used with this sense.Types of… …

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