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What are the characteristics of a glide in English?

Glides (or "semivowels") are sounds that are not phonetically dissimilar from vowels but behave like consonants—that is, they cannot constitute the nucleus (peak) of a syllable. From a purely ...
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What is the difference between a glide and a semivowel?

No. In the vast majority of contexts, glide and semivowel are synonymous. See e.g. Ladefoged & Johnson (2015: 191), Rogers (2000: 184), Ball & Rahilly (1999: 51). Definitions of glide that ...
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What is the difference between [j w] and [i̯ u̯]?

There's not necessarily any difference. One of the weaknesses of the IPA is that it considers consonants and vowels totally separate things and describes them with totally separate parameters. This ...
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What is the difference between a glide and a semivowel?

The term "glide" is used to include [h,ʔ], but the laryngeal glides would not be called semivowels. If you consult the IPA chart, you will see that neither "glide" nor "...
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What are the characteristics of a glide in English?

By experiment I find that "i'yi" and "u'wu" are quite different from "i'ii" and "u'uu". The emphasis on the second syllable in "i'ii" is produced by a change in pitch accompanied by a glottal stop. ...
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What are the characteristics of a glide in English?

The glides y,w are phonetically very similar to the corresponding vowels i,u in English, but they are shorter and more constricted. Since "ii" and "uu" don't exist in English, you really can't compare ...
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Consonant symbol representation for /o̯/?

There is no simple IPA letter for [o̯] (or /o̯/). You can see the complete chart of IPA symbols on the following website: http://www.internationalphoneticalphabet.org/ipa-charts/ipa-symbols-chart-...
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