vowels are lingered over, phrases are repeated in high-pitched voices, and questions carry exaggerated inflections.
Recently, the vowels have been creeping back up to dominance.
For example, in various parts of the region they tend not to turn vowels in unstressed syllables into neutral vowels.
Visualization of the consonantal based system and the absence of vowels.
We've seen the consonant-vowels-in-order theme a lot, but that's not what's bothering me here.
The underlying representation of these vowels is tense.
When it places between two vowels inside a word, it produces an abrupt sound, as if you have suddenly put on the brakes eg.
Cardinal vowels, the standard reference points for phonetic description.
British Dictionary definitions for vowels
(phonetics) a voiced speech sound whose articulation is characterized by the absence of friction-causing obstruction in the vocal tract, allowing the breath stream free passage. The timbre of a vowel is chiefly determined by the position of the tongue and the lips
a letter or character representing a vowel
vowel-less, adjective vowel-like, adjective
C14: from Old French vouel, from Latin vocālis littera a vowel, from vocālis sonorous, from vox a voice
c.1308, from O.Fr. vouel, from L. vocalis, in littera vocalis, lit. "vocal letter," from vox (gen. vocis) "voice" (see voice). Vowel shift in ref. to the pronunciation change between M.E. and Mod.Eng. is attested from 1909. The Hawaiian word hooiaioia, meaning "certified," has the most consecutive vowels of any word in current human speech; the English record-holder is queueing.