Close back unrounded vowel

  • close back unrounded vowel
    ɯ
    ipa number316
    encoding
    entity (decimal)ɯ
    unicode (hex)u+026f
    x-sampam
    braille⠲ (braille pattern dots-256)⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)
    audio sample
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    the close back unrounded vowel, or high back unrounded vowel,[1] is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. the symbol in the international phonetic alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɯ⟩. typographically a turned letter ⟨m⟩, given its relation to the sound represented by the letter ⟨u⟩ it can be considered a ⟨u⟩ with an extra "bowl".

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Close back unrounded vowel
ɯ
IPA Number316
Encoding
Entity (decimal)ɯ
Unicode (hex)U+026F
X-SAMPAM
Braille⠲ (braille pattern dots-256)⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)
Audio sample

The close back unrounded vowel, or high back unrounded vowel,[1] is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɯ⟩. Typographically a turned letter ⟨m⟩, given its relation to the sound represented by the letter ⟨u⟩ it can be considered a ⟨u⟩ with an extra "bowl".