Vowel Fronting
(573 words)

Abstract

Vowel fronting refers to a shift in the place of articulation of a vowel (i.e., the position of the highest point of the tongue during its pronunciation) to one further forward in the mouth.

Vowel fronting refers to a shift in the place of articulation of a vowel (i.e., the position of the highest point of the tongue during its pronunciation) to one further forward in the mouth. Technically any of the changes which involve the raising of a front vowel (e.g. that of  ē [ɛː] > [e̝ː] > [iː] in Koine ) could also be classed as fronting, sin…

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Rupert Thompson, “Vowel Fronting”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 24 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000548>
First published online: 2013



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