Open front rounded vowel
The (near) open front rounded vowel, or (near) low front rounded vowel, is a type of vowel sound, not confirmed to be phonemic in any spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is Template:Angbr IPA, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is
&. The letter Template:Angbr IPA is a small caps rendition of Template:Angbr. Template:Angbr IPA, the lowercase version of the ligature, is used for the open-mid front rounded vowel.
It occurs allophonically in Weert Limburgish as well as in some speakers of Danish and Swedish. In certain transcriptions of Danish Template:Angbr IPA is used to denote an open-mid front rounded vowel Template:IPAblink.
Template:Harvcoltxt reports that Template:IPA in Stockholm Swedish is sometimes difficult to distinguish from Template:IPAblink (which is the main realization of the Template:IPA phoneme), which is a sign that these vowels are phonetically very close.
|Danish||Some speakers||grøn||Template:IPA||'green'||Near-open; allophone of Template:IPA between Template:IPA and Template:IPA as well as an allophone of Template:IPA between Template:IPA and a nasal. Other speakers pronounce it the same as Template:IPAblink. See Danish phonology|
|Limburgish||Weert dialect||bùj||Template:IPA||'shower'||Allophone of Template:IPA before Template:IPA.|
|Swedish||Stockholm||öra||Template:IPA||'ear'||Pre-Template:IPA allophone of Template:IPA (sometimes also Template:IPA) for younger speakers. Open-mid Template:IPA for other speakers. See Swedish phonology|