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Close front unrounded vowel

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(Redirected from IPA phoneme /iː/)

The close front unrounded vowel is a vowel sound. It’s a cardinal vowel.

Features[edit | edit source]

The close front unrounded vowel has the following features:

  • It's a close vowel, also known as high, which means the tongue is positioned close to the roof of the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant.
  • A front vowel, which means the tongue is positioned forward in the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant.
  • It is an unrounded vowel, which means that the lips are not rounded.

Occurrence in English[edit | edit source]

This occurs in English. In RP, it’s used to represent the ꜰʟᴇᴇᴄᴇ vowel phoneme.

Representation[edit | edit source]

In IPA, it has the symbol [i]. Its IPA number is 301.

References[edit | edit source]