Y?N-Vee - International Phonetic Alphabet

International Phonetic Alphabet

In the International Phonetic Alphabet, corresponds to the close front rounded vowel, and the slightly different character corresponds to the near-close near-front rounded vowel.

It is indicative of the rarity of front rounded vowels that is the rarest sound represented in the IPA by a letter of the Latin alphabet, being cross-linguistically less than half as frequent as or and only about a quarter as frequent as .

The IPA symbol ("jod") represents the sound of the English letter ⟨y⟩ in the word "yes".

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