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    The book ENGLISH PHONETIC AND PHONOLOGY divided short vowels into 6 vowels.
    After that it mentioned the SCHWA as a short vowel too, but not one of the six short vowels.
    Why?
    What is the different between them...???
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    I have no idea. There are seven short vowels in English, /ɪ, ʊ, e, ə, , ʌ, ɒ/

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    Do you know the different between them? between schwa and the others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mms66 View Post
    Do you know the differentce between them? between schwa and the others?
    I can't think of any significant difference between schwa and the other six, except perhaps that schwa never appears in a stressed syllable.
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    Re: schwa

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I have no idea. There are seven short vowels in English, /ɪ, ʊ, e, ə, , ʌ, ɒ/

    Do you know the different between schwa and the other 6 ones? is it because it is lax...???

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    Re: schwa

    Quote Originally Posted by mms66 View Post
    Do you know the different between schwa and the other 6 ones? is it because it is lax...???
    The word is 'difference', not 'different. Please end your sentences with a single punctuation.

    I have already told you that I do not know of any significant difference between schwa and the other six, except perhaps that schwa never appears in a stressed syllable. All the short vowels are lax.

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