Vowel harmony

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Definition

Vowel harmony is an assimilation process involving vowels of different syllables.

Example

In Turkish, the vowels of a suffix that are [+high] assimilate to the vowel of the stem with respect to the features [back] and [round]:

ev	- evim	'my house'	göz	- gözüm	 'my eye'
gul	- gulum	'my rose'	basj	- basjim 'my head'

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