vowel

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vowel

[′väu̇əl]
(linguistics)
A voiced "open sound," in which the quality of the sound is determined by its placement in the mouth.
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The cause of this transitional noise is the narrow stricture of the high vocoid after the t release that generates turbulent airflow.
We depart from Clements with respect to the nonuniversality of the noise, since we posit that in contrast to sequences of t plus nonhigh vowels, sequences of t plus high vocoid always create strident noise, although its amount might be language specific and dependent on context and other criteria such as aspiration of the stop.
s (2006) experimental study with German and Polish alveolar stop-high vocoid sequences in nonce words, in which the friction phase in /dj/ sequences was significantly longer than that in /di/ sequences.
It also needs to be explained why it is always the first member of an onset cluster that is preserved and the high vocoid of a diphthong that is lost.
High-ranking SYLL-WELL forces the simplification of complex nuclei and *P/[Alpha] favors the preservation of the vocoid of higher sonority; the most harmonic peak, (35b).
10) Considering that the feature [-anterior] of the high vocoid is preserved by the TF correspondent of the consonant that precedes it (e.