High vowel

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In phonology, a high vowel is a vowel that is produced with the tongue at a level close to the top of the oral cavity, and above the position used for mid vowels.

Examples

  • High: [i], [y], [ɨ], [ʉ], [ɯ], [u]
  • Near close: [ɪ], [ʏ], [ɪ̈], [ʊ̈], [ʊ]
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