Half rings

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Half rings

Post by GamerGeek » 16 Jul 2017 02:30

What do half rings do in the IPA?
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Re: Half rings

Post by shimobaatar » 16 Jul 2017 03:22

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Edit: They're near the top of the rightmost column.
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Re: Half rings

Post by Ashtăr Balynestjăr » 16 Jul 2017 03:24

They indicate more rounding [ɔ̹] and less rounding [ɔ̜], respectively.
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Re: Half rings

Post by qwed117 » 16 Jul 2017 03:38

There's three possible "half rings" in IPA. The left facing ring, with a hole on the right side is less rounding. The right facing ring is more rounding. The bottom facing ring (which is the most-common) is used to indicate non-syllabic consonants and vowels. This is used for diphthongs in English.
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Re: Half rings

Post by Salmoneus » 16 Jul 2017 11:06

qwed117 wrote:There's three possible "half rings" in IPA. The left facing ring, with a hole on the right side is less rounding. The right facing ring is more rounding. The bottom facing ring (which is the most-common) is used to indicate non-syllabic consonants and vowels. This is used for diphthongs in English.
That's an inverted breve below.

You can see when zoomed in that, for instance, the inverted breve thickens in the middle, whereas the half-rings have a consistent thickness.

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