Close-mid back unrounded vowel
The close-mid back unrounded vowel, or high-mid back unrounded vowel, is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken languages. Its symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet is Template:Angbr IPA, called "ram's horns". It is distinct from the symbol for the voiced velar fricative, Template:Angbr IPA, which has a descender. Despite that, some writings use this symbol for the voiced velar fricative.
Before the 1989 IPA Convention, the symbol for the close-mid back unrounded vowel was Template:Angbr, sometimes called "baby gamma", which has a flat top; this symbol was in turn derived from and replaced the inverted small capital A, ⟨Ɐ⟩, that represented the sound before the 1928 revision to the IPA. The symbol was ultimately revised to be Template:Angbr, "ram's horns", with a rounded top, in order to better differentiate it from the Latin gamma Template:IPAalink. Unicode provides only Template:Unichar, but in some fonts this character may appear as a "baby gamma" instead.
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- Such as Template:Harvcoltxt and Template:Harvcoltxt.
- International Phonetic Association (1912). The principles of the International Phonetic Association. Paris, Association Phonétique Internationale. pp. 10.
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