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Back vowel


Close Back Rounded Vowel Sound /u:/


Accent: American - Lesson 4, The Back Vowel Sounds


Near-Close Near Back Vowel Sound /u/


English Pronunciation – Short Vowel - /æ/ - ‘trap’, ‘stamp’ & ‘back’


How to Pronounce all the VOWEL SOUNDS in BRITISH ENGLISH

A back vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in spoken languages. The defining characteristic of a back vowel is that the highest point of the tongue is positioned relatively back in the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant. Back vowels are sometimes also called dark vowels because they are perceived as sounding darker than the front vowels.
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