in English, the midcentral vowel in an unaccented or unstressed syllable; as the first vowel sound in alone. See also short vowel. the graphic symbol (_) commonly used in phonetic alphabets and pronunciation keys to represent such a vowel.
An unstressed vowel indistinct in pronunciation, often similar to short . In the word garden, the unstressed syllable - den contains the schwa sound. In the word alone, the unstressed syllable - is the schwa sound. The schwa sound is represented by the symbol .
the vowel sound heard at the beginning of the word about and represented by the symbol /a/ and any of the vowel letters (carrot, alone)
A short indeterminate vowel, like that at the end of "sofa". By far the commonest vowel sound in English.
a neutral middle vowel; occurs in unstressed syllables
The weak English vowel, represented / /, which is found in English unstressed syllables. The only other unstressed vowel is /I/.
or shwa vowel sound heard, for example, at the beginnings of the English words ago and amaze. In BC First Nations orthographies, this sound may be represented with the International Phonetic Alphabet letter ?, or by e, u, or other vowel symbols.
the sound "uh." For example, the vowel sound heard at the beginning of the word alone. The schwa is represented by the symbol /a/ and any of the vowel letters (lett ce).
Schwa (majuscule: ; minuscule: ) is a letter of the Cyrillic alphabet. It is currently used in Abkhaz, Bashkir, Dungan, Kalmyk, Kazakh, Kurdish, and Tatar. It was also used in Azeri, and Turkmen, before those languages switched to the Latin alphabet.