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the pharynx varies considerably, and to some extent independently of the height
of the tongue, in different vowels. Tenseness Some authorities use terms such as
tense and lax to and describe the degree of tension in the tongue muscles, ...
Vowel formants. The resonant frequencies of the vocal tract are known as the
formants. The frequencies of the first three formants of the vowels in the words
heed, hid, head, had, hod, hawed, hood, and who'd are shown in Figure 3.
Vowels There is even more disagreement over the advisability of and binary
describing vowels in terms of binary features. Chomsky features and Halle use
the features high/nonhigh and low/nonlow to specify the height of the tongue, ...
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