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Close-mid back rounded vowel

Close-mid back rounded vowel
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The close-mid back rounded vowel, or high-mid back rounded vowel, is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is o.

The IPA prefers terms "close" and "open" for vowels, and the name of the article follows this. However, a large number of linguists, perhaps a majority, prefer the terms "high" and "low".


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Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Arabic Egyptian بؤ [boʔ] 'mouth' See Egyptian Arabic phonology
Hejazi فوق [foːg] 'above'
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic hoga [hoːga] 'steam'
Bavarian Amstetten dialect[1] [example needed]
Bulgarian уста [os̪ˈt̪a] 'mouth' See Bulgarian language
Catalan[2] sóc [sok] 'I am' See Catalan phonology
Chinese Cantonese gou1 [kou] 'tall' See Cantonese phonology
Wu [ho] 'flower'
Czech oko [ˈoko] 'eye' See Czech phonology
Danish Standard[3][4][5][6][7] kone [ˈkʰoːnə] 'wife' See Danish phonology
Dutch Standard Belgian[8] kool About this sound [koːɫ]  'cabbage' In the Netherlands often diphthongized to [oʊ]. See Dutch phonology
Leuven maken [ˈmoːkə] 'make' Corresponds to /aː/ in standard Dutch.
English Australian[9] yawn [joːn] 'yawn' See Australian English phonology
Cockney[10] In non-final position it can also be a diphthong like [oʊ] or [ɔo]. Word finally it's [ɔː]~[ɔə]~[ɔwə].
New Dublin Most speakers. Other Dublin accents use []~[ɑː]~[ɒː].
New Zealand[11] See English phonology
South African[12] General and Broad varieties. Cultivated SAE has a more open vowel.
Irish go [ɡoː] 'go' Can also be a diphthong like [oʊ] or [əʊ], depending on the dialect.
General Indian[14]
General Pakistani[15] Varies between [oː~əʊ~ʊ].
Upper Midwest American Usually diphthongized to [oʊ].
Estonian tool [toːlʲ] 'chair'
Faroese tosa [ˈtoːsa] 'speak'
French[17] réseau About this sound [ʁeˈzo]  'net' See French phonology
German Standard[18] oder About this sound [ˈʔoːdɐ]  'or' See German phonology
Hindustani दो/دو About this sound [d̪oː]  'two' See Hindustani phonology
Hungarian kór [koːr] 'disease' See Hungarian phonology
Italian[19] foro [ˈfoːro] 'hole' See Italian phonology
Korean 보수 bosu [ˈpoːsu] 'salary' See Korean phonology
Luxembourgish[20] Sonn [zon] 'sun'
Marathi गोड [ɡoɖ] 'sweet' See Marathi phonology
Norwegian Stavanger[21] lov [lo̟ːʋ] 'law' Somewhat fronted. It corresponds to [o̞ː] in Standard Eastern Norwegian. See Norwegian phonology
Silesian Ślůnsk [ˈɕlonsk] 'Silesia'
Polish jojo [ˈjojɔ] 'yo-yo' Allophone of /ɔ/ between palatal or palatalized consonants. See Polish phonology
Portuguese[22] dois [d̪ojʃ] 'two' See Portuguese phonology
Punjabi ਹੋਰ About this sound [ɦoːɾ]  'more'
Swedish åka About this sound [ˈoːka]  'travel' See Swedish phonology
Ukrainian мотузка [mo'tuzkɑ] 'rope' Before syllables with "у" о. See Ukrainian phonology
Vietnamese tô [toː] 'bowl' See Vietnamese phonology
West Frisian bok [bok] 'billy-goat'



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