|Open-mid central rounded vowel|
The open-mid central rounded vowel, or low-mid central rounded vowel, is a vowel sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨?⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is
3\. The symbol is called closed reversed epsilon. It was added to the IPA in 1993; before that, this vowel was transcribed ⟨⟩.
IPA charts were first published with this vowel transcribed as a closed epsilon, ⟨?⟩ (that is, a closed variant of ⟨?⟩, much as the high-mid vowel letter ⟨?⟩ is a closed variant of ⟨e⟩), and this variant made its way into Unicode as ʚ LATIN SMALL LETTER CLOSED OPEN E. The IPA charts were later changed to the current closed reversed epsilon ⟨?⟩, and this was adopted into Unicode as ɞ LATIN SMALL LETTER CLOSED REVERSED OPEN E.
|Afrikaans||Standard||lug||[l]||'air'||Also been described as mid , typically transcribed in IPA with ⟨oe⟩. Many speakers merge /oe/ with /?/, even in formal speech. See Afrikaans phonology|
|English||Irish||but||[b]||'but'||Corresponds to in other varieties. See English phonology|
|New Zealand||not||[nt]||'not'||Possible realization of /?/. See New Zealand English phonology|
|Faroese||høgur||['h?:]||'high'||Typically transcribed in IPA with ⟨ø:⟩. See Faroese phonology|
|French||Parisian||port||'port', 'harbour'||Described variously as an allophone of /?/ before /?/ and as the default allophone of /?/. See French phonology|
|Irish||tomhail||[t?:l?]||'consume' (imp.)||See Irish phonology|
|Limburgish||Maastrichtian||väöl||[v?:l]||'much'||Front in other dialects. Typically transcribed in IPA with ⟨oe:⟩.|
|Navajo||tsosts'id||[tssts'?t]||'seven'||See Navajo phonology|
|Northern Tiwa||Taos dialect||?cut'uonbo||[?ã?tt?:'?u?nb?]||'his-garment-around'||Allophone of /?/. See Taos phonology|
|Poitevin||o doune||[? dun]||'he gives'|
|Somali||keenaysaa||[ke:n?js?:]||'she brings'||See Somali phonology|
|West Frisian||Southwestern dialects||boare||['b?:r?]||'tomcat'||Corresponds to [wa] in other dialects. See West Frisian phonology|