clipping (phonetics)

In phonetics, clipping is the process of shortening the articulation of a phonetic segment, usually a vowel. A clipped vowel is pronounced more quickly than an unclipped vowel, and these clipped vowels are often also reduced. In English, clipping without vowel reduction most often occurs in a stressed syllable before a voiceless consonant, and clipping with vowel reduction occurs in many unstressed syllables.
Phonetics (from the Greek word φωνή, phone meaning 'sound, voice') is the study of the sounds of human speech. It is concerned with the actual properties of speech sounds (phones), and their production, audition and perception, while phonology, which
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Articulation may refer to:
  • Articulation (music)
  • Articulation (education)
  • Articulation (sociology)
  • Articulation (anatomy)
In speech:
  • Topic-focus articulation
  • Articulation score
  • Place of articulation
  • Manner of articulation

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Within phonetics, a phone is:
  • a speech sound or gesture considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language
  • a speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties

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vowel is a sound in spoken language that is characterized by an open configuration of the vocal tract so that there is no build-up of air pressure above the glottis. This contrasts with consonants, which are characterized by a constriction or closure at one or more points along the
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A reduced vowel is a vowel with diminished phonetic qualities as compared with certain counterparts. In most languages reduced vowels may be present only in unstressed syllables, i.e., thay may only be unstressed vowels.
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stress is the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word. The term is also used for similar patterns of phonetic prominence inside syllables. The word accent is sometimes also used with this sense.
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In phonetics, voice or voicing is one of the three major parameters used to describe a sound. It is usually treated as a binary parameter with sounds being described as either voiceless (unvoiced) or voiced
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