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What is advanced tongue root?

 

Definition
 

Advanced tongue root refers to the features of a sound made by drawing the root of the tongue forward. This feature distinguishes between tense vowels as [+ ATR] and lax vowels as [- ATR] (Burquest and Payne 1993 18 ).

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