[Lingtyp] Frequency of front/back, high/mid vowels

JOO, Ian [Student] ian.joo at connect.polyu.hk
Mon Sep 14 08:20:00 UTC 2020

Dear Sebastian,

Please check phoible.org


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제목: [Lingtyp] Frequency of front/back, high/mid vowels

Dear list members,
do we have any information about the cross-linguistic validity of the
following hypotheses?

1) front vowels like /i/, /e/ are more frequent than back vowels like
/u/, /o/

2) high vowels like /i/, /u/  are more frequent than mid vowels like
/e/, /o/.

3) "corner vowels" /a/, /i/, /u/ are more frequent than anything else.

I am interested in information about types (phonemic inventory) as well
as tokens (counts in texts).

Best wishes and than you for your time

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