Schwa

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Definition

Schwa is a vowel often described as a mid central unrounded vowel of brief duration.

Phonetic symbol (SAMPA) is [@]. IPA symbol is [ə]

Example

The final vowel in koper 'copper'.

Links

References

  • Halle, M. & G. Clements 1983. Problem Book in Phonology, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Other languages

German Schwa