ⓘ Open-mid central rounded vowel

                                     

ⓘ Open-mid central rounded vowel

The open-mid central rounded vowel, or low-mid central rounded vowel, is a vowel sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ ɞ ⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is 3\. The symbol is called closed reversed epsilon. It was added to the IPA in 1993, before that, this vowel was transcribed ⟨ ɔ̈ ⟩.

Due to a typographical or design error, IPA charts were published with this vowel transcribed as a closed Epsilon ⟨ ʚ ⟩, and this graphic variant made its way into Unicode as U 029A ʚ Latin small letter closed open, i.e. form ⟨ ɞ ⟩ have 025E ɞ Latin small letter closed reversed open e is correct.