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    What does 'neutral' mean in "neutral schwa [ə]"?
    What does the word neutral mean when a sound is neutral?

    Thanks in advance..

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    Re: neutral schwa [ə]

    In this context, 'neutral' means 'not clearly defined'. (But schwa is neutral, so the phrase is tautological.)

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