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    What are kinetic vowel?

    I can't find it anywhere in the book or on the net, has anyone hear of this?

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    Re: What are kinetic vowel?

    I haven't met the term, but - depending on context - I would expect it to mean something like diphthongs or triphthongs (vocalic sounds whose production depends on movement of the positions of the tongue and mouth).

    b

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    On re-reading, I can see that the parenthesis might seem to be defining "triphthongs". It isn't, of course, it's defining "diphthongs or triphthongs".
    Last edited by BobK; 15-Oct-2006 at 19:00. Reason: Added ps

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