One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Each of a series of vowel sounds used as a standard reference point to assist in the description and classification of vowel sounds in any language.
- ‘The links at the bottom of this section are to diagrams of acoustic data plotted onto cardinal vowel charts.’
- ‘Leave it to the IPA to reserve the usual print glyph for ‘a’ for a cardinal vowel sound that is hardly ever used in any language.’
- ‘An analysis is presented of the recording of the cardinal vowels made by Daniel Jones.’
- ‘The primary and secondary cardinal vowels are often referred to by a number as well as by their symbols.’
- ‘By ` map ’, we mean take each vowel sound and discover which of the cardinal vowels it most closely resembles.’
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