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    intonation

    Problem with central front and back vowels..need help!!

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    #2

    Re: intonation

    What's the problem?

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    Re: intonation

    Yeahh.. the question asks which one is a central , front or back vowel?? I cannot give appropriate answer.. what is the difference between them that is how i can distinguish three��

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    #4

    Re: intonation

    Hi Zelis,

    The answer to your question would be quite complex if you wanted to know exact details. However, in a nutshell:

    Depending on positioning of the tongue when forming vowels, there are 3 general terms for those types of vowels:

    Front, central and back vowels. As the names suggest, when the tongue is positioned in the front of the mouth to form specific vowels, then we refer to those vowels as 'front vowels'. When the tongue is positioned in the middle, it's a central vowel etc.

    I hope I may paste a link to the IPA Vowel chart here, which will explain this in more detail:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPA_vowel_chart_with_audio

    Also, please see the following links for further details:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_vowel

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_vowel

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_vowel

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    Re: intonation

    So this needs practice in terms of pronounciatio, by the way thanks

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