Mid front rounded vowel

Mid front rounded vowel
IPA number 310 430
Entity (decimal) ø̞
Unicode (hex) U+00F8U+031E
X-SAMPA 2_o or 9_r
Braille ⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256)⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)⠣ (braille pattern dots-126)

The mid front rounded vowel is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken languages. Acoustically it is a mid front-central rounded vowel.[1]

Although there is no dedicated symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents the "exact" mid front rounded vowel between close-mid [ø] and open-mid [œ], ø is generally used. If precision is desired, diacritics can be used, such as ø̞ or œ̝.

Mid front compressed vowel

The mid front compressed vowel is typically transcribed in IPA simply as ø̞ or œ̝. This article uses the first symbol for simplicity. There is no dedicated diacritic for compression in the IPA. However, the compression of the lips can be shown with the letter β̞ as e̞͡β̞ / ɛ̝͡β̞ (simultaneous [e̞] / [ɛ̝] and labial compression) or e̞ᵝ / ɛ̝ᵝ ([e̞] / [ɛ̝] modified with labial compression). The spread-lip diacritic   ͍ may also be used with a rounded vowel letters ø͍˕ / œ͍˔ as an ad hoc symbol, though technically 'spread' means unrounded.


IPA vowel chart
Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
i  y
ɨ  ʉ
ɯ  u
ɪ  ʏ
ɪ̈  ʊ̈
ɯ̽  ʊ
e  ø
ɘ  ɵ
ɤ  o
ə  ɵ̞
ɛ  œ
ɜ  ɞ
ʌ  ɔ
ɐ  ɞ̞
a  ɶ
ä  ɒ̈
ɑ  ɒ
Paired vowels are: unrounded  rounded
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Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Bavarian Amstetten dialect[2] Near-front.[2]
Catalan Northern[3] fulles [ˈfø̞jəs] 'leaves' Found in Occitan and French loanwords and interferences. See Catalan phonology
Danish Standard[4][5] høne [ˈhø̞̈ːnə] 'hen' Near-front.[4][5] Most often, it is transcribed in IPA with œː. See Danish phonology
Dutch Orsmaal-Gussenhoven dialect[6] mùl [mø̞̈ɫ] 'well' Near-front;[6] typically transcribed in IPA with œ. See Orsmaal-Gussenhoven dialect phonology
Southern[7] mul 'dry' Near-front;[7] typically transcribed in IPA with ʏ or, more rarely, with ʉ, ɵ or œ. It corresponds to [ø̠][8][9] (also described as [ɵ][10] and [ʊ̈])[11] in Standard Dutch. See Dutch phonology
English Broad South African[12] bird [bø̞̈ːd] 'bird' Near-front; may be close-mid [ø̠ː] instead. Realized as mid central unrounded [əː] in the Cultivated variety.[12] See English phonology
General South African[12]
New Zealand[13] Near-front.[13] May be [ɵ̟ː] or [œ̈ː] instead. See English phonology
Southeastern Welsh[14][15] Near-front.[14][15][16]
West Midlands[16]
Estonian[17] köök [kø̞̈ːk] 'kitchen' Near-front.[17] See Estonian phonology
Finnish[18][19] rölli [ˈrø̞̈lːi] 'Common bent' Near-front.[19] See Finnish phonology
German Standard[20] schön  [ʃø̞̈ːn]  'beautiful' Near-front;[20] also described as close-mid [ø̈ː].[21][22] See German phonology
Bernese dialect[23] Typically transcribed in IPA with œ. See Bernese German phonology
Greek Tyrnavos[24] κοριός/koreos [ko̞ˈɾø̞s] 'bedbug' Corresponds to /jo/ and /eo/ in Standard Modern Greek.[24]
Hungarian[25] öl [ø̞̈l] 'kill' Near-front.[25] See Hungarian phonology
Korean[26] soe [sø̞̈ː] 'iron' Near-front;[26] Typically transcribed in IPA with ø. Diphthongized to [we] in modern standard Korean. See Korean phonology
Limburgish Maastrichtian[27] bös [bø̞̈s] 'bus' Near-front; typically transcribed in IPA with œ.[27]
Weert dialect[28] bluts [blø̞̈ts] 'bump' Near-front; typically transcribed in IPA with ʏ.[28]
Romanian bleu [blø̞] 'light blue' Found only in loanwords. See Romanian phonology
Slovak Standard[29] Göteborg [ˈjø̞t̻e̞bo̞rk] 'Gothenburg' Only in loanwords; may be closer to [] or [] instead. Reported only by one source from 1988.[29] See Slovak phonology
Turkish[30][31] göz [ɟø̞̈z̪] 'eye' Near-front;[30] may be transcribed in IPA with œ. See Turkish phonology

Mid front protruded vowel

Mid front protruded vowel

Catford notes that most languages with rounded front and back vowels use distinct types of labialization, protruded back vowels and compressed front vowels. However, a few languages, such as Scandinavian ones, have protruded front vowels. One of these, Swedish, even contrasts the two types of rounding in front vowels (see near-close near-front rounded vowel, with Swedish examples of both types of rounding).

As there are no diacritics in the IPA to distinguish protruded and compressed rounding, ø̞ʷ (a mid front rounded vowel modified by endolabialization) will be used here as an ad hoc symbol for protruded mid front vowels.

Acoustically, this sound is "between" the more typical compressed mid front vowel [ø̞] and the unrounded mid front vowel [].



Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Norwegian Standard Eastern[32] søt [sø̞ʷːt̻] 'sweet' Near-front;[32] typically transcribed in IPA with øː. Also described as ranging from mid near-front [ø̽ː] to open-mid near-front [œ̠ː],[33] close-mid near-front [ø̠ː][34] and close-mid central [ɵː].[35] See Norwegian phonology
Swedish Central Standard[36][37] nött  [n̪ø̞ʷt̪ː]  'worn' (past part. s.) Near-front,[36] typically transcribed in IPA with œ. See Swedish phonology



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