Datapoint Singapore Bazaar Malay/ə - mid central unrounded vowel

Like the vowel /e/, the schwa /ə/ is represented by the letter <e> in writing and referred to as “the pepet” in Malay linguistics (Winstedt 1957: 8). Generally speaking, this sound does not occur in word-final open syllables in the speech of most Bazaar Malay speakers in Singapore.


Exists (as a major allophone)

Example 67-261:
emas; belum; senang
gold; not yet; easy