The mid back unrounded vowel
is a type of vowel
sound, used in some spoken languages
. Although there is no dedicated symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet
that represents the exact mid back unrounded vowel between close-mid [ɤ] and open-mid [ʌ] because no language is known to distinguish all three, ⟨ɤ
⟩ is normally used. If more precision is desired, diacritics can be used, such as ⟨ɤ̞⟩ or ⟨ʌ̝⟩.