A series of multimedia activities focuses on distinguishing short and long vowel
Youngsters use multimedia activities as they develop phonemic awareness, distinguish between short and long vowel
sounds, blend sounds into words and recognize regular spelling patterns.
Also for /y/ and /i/, the short vowels are more centralized than their longer counterparts, but the short and long vowel
versions overlap on the F1 axis.
In the paper, I will trace the development of reduction from the point when there was a distinct contrast of short and long vowels
in the non-initial syllables.
The difference between short and long vowels
was significant (F (1 764) = 4350.
The second factor is temporal differences between speech and singing, due to the fact that in singing the note value determines the duration of a vowel, and phonological differences between short and long vowels
(and consonants) are difficult to maintain.
In addition to the different vowel qualities, the complex vowel system shows a phonemic contrast between short and long vowels
and between modal, breathy or aspirated, and glottalized or creaky vowels.
Alvestad and Edzard explain that Modern Hebrew adopted the morphology of Tiberian (Biblical) Hebrew but not its phonology, so there is no distinction between short and long vowels
or simple and geminate consonants.
Thus, in (16) we can observe that the contrast between short and long vowels
is neutralized to the former in word-final closed syllables:
The Kharosti script used in the inscriptions of Asoka, the Sakas, and Kusanas does not differentiate between short and long vowels
It argues that there is an opposition of short and long vowels
both in initial and non-initial syllables, but notes that in words with a long first syllable the non-initial long vowel is usually pronounced as half-long.