Definition of Diphthongation. Meaning of Diphthongation. Synonyms of Diphthongation

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Definition of Diphthongation

Diphthongation
Diphthongation Diph`thon*ga"tion, n. See Diphthongization.

Meaning of Diphthongation from wikipedia

- A diphthong (/ˈdɪfθɒŋ/ DIF-thong or /ˈdɪpθɒŋ/ DIP-thong; from Gr****: δίφθογγος, diphthongos, literally "double sound" or "double tone"; from δίς "twice"...
- spurious diphthong (or false diphthong) is an Ancient Gr**** vowel that is etymologically a long vowel but written exactly like a true diphthong ει, ου (ei...
- linguistics, vowel breaking, vowel fracture, or diphthongization is the sound change of a monophthong into a diphthong or triphthong. Vowel breaking may be unconditioned...
- and in some dialects /ø/ – than in unstressed ones – /ɑ e u/. It had diphthongs that no longer exist in Modern English, which were /io̯ eo̯ æɑ̯/, with...
- called a pure vowel. The conversions of monophthongs to diphthongs (diphthongization), and of diphthongs to monophthongs (monophthongization), are major elements...
- here involved at least one phoneme which historically was a diphthong. Old English diphthongs could be short or long. Both kinds arose from sound changes...
- number of languages diphthongized some of the free vowels, especially the open-mid vowels /ɛ ɔ/: Spanish consistently diphthongized all open-mid vowels...
- with diphthongs, but not the same diphthongs as in Modern English. Scholars agree that the Middle English close vowels /iː uː/ became diphthongs around...
- either the diphthong /aɪ/ ("long" ⟨i⟩) as in kite, the short /ɪ/ as in bill, or the ⟨ee⟩ sound /iː/ in the last syllable of machine. The diphthong /aɪ/ developed...
- cloak' contains examples of the /əʊ/ diphthong in the two different contexts. The onset of the pre-/l/ diphthong in 'fold' is slightly more back and rounded...
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