High (sound)

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High is a feature which characterizes sounds that are produced by raising the tongue body from its neutral position.


the vowels [i] and [u] differ from [a], in that the former two are specified as [+high] and the latter as [-high].


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


  • Chomsky, N. and M. Halle 1968. The Sound Pattern of English, Harper and Row, New York.