123 The schwa vowel

Description

This feature concerns the schwa vowel [ə], typically written "e", as in English asleep [ə'sli:p], or French fenêtre [fə'nɛtr(ə)] 'window'.

Author

Martin Haspelmath and the APiCS Consortium

Values

[ə] exists as a major allophone18
[ə] exists as a minor allophone13
[ə] exists only in loanwords2
[ə] does not exist43
Representation:76

Language Value Lexifier Details Source
Id Primary text Analyzed text Gloss Translation Type Language Audio Details