04 The Schwa-Sign
04.1 Signs for Half-Vowels
The “Schwa”1 sign, a double dot under the preceding consonant sign, indicates the vowel reduced at its strongest.
In contrast to the Schwa quiescens (“silent Schwa”2 → below § 04.2) the sign of the Schwa is called in this function Schwa mobile (“movable schwa”3).
In contrast to the Schwa compositum (→ below) it is called “Schwa simplex” (simple Schwa).
The Schwa sign, combined with a vowel sign for a, ä, or å, denotes a half vowel, which is reminiscient of German a, ä, or å. These vowels are called Chatéf vowels (→ § 9.1).
In contrast to the simple Schwa (→ above) the signs for the Chatéf vowels are called “Schwa compositum” (composite Schwa).
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