Definition of Monophthong. Meaning of Monophthong. Synonyms of Monophthong

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Definition of Monophthong

Monophthong
Monophthong Mon"oph*thong, n. [Gr. ? with one sound; mo`nos alone + ? sound, voice.] 1. A single uncompounded vowel sound. 2. A combination of two written vowels pronounced as one; a digraph.

Meaning of Monophthong from wikipedia

- A monophthong (/ˈmɒnəfθɒŋ/ or /ˈmɒnəpθɒŋ/ Gr**** μονόφθογγος from μόνος "single" and φθόγγος "sound") is a pure vowel sound, one whose articulation at...
- Monophthongization is a sound change by which a diphthong becomes a monophthong, a type of vowel shift. In languages that have undergone monophthongization...
- distinct diphthongs, one in every syllable. Diphthongs contrast with monophthongs, where the tongue or other speech organs do not move and the syllable...
- position. The Hamont-Achel dialect contains 22 monophthong and 13 diphthong phonemes. The amount of monophthongs is higher than that of consonants. On average...
- quality does not change over the duration of the vowel is called a monophthong. Monophthongs are sometimes called "pure" or "stable" vowels. A vowel sound...
- in this article. The predominant realisation in contemporary RP is monophthongal. Many conventional descriptions of the RP vowel system group the non-diphthongal...
- conservative, /oʊ/ may be monophthongal [o]. The same is true for /eɪ/, which can be realized as [e], though data suggests that monophthongal variants are more...
- the monophthong [ɔː] are considered to be very conservative. The FACE vowel /eɪ/ is typically diphthongal [eɪ], rather than being a monophthong [eː]...
- of vowel letters that formerly represented diphthongs but are now monophthongized. In addition to the four mentioned above (⟨ει, αι, οι, υι,⟩), there...
- breaking, vowel fracture, or diphthongization is the sound change of a monophthong into a diphthong or triphthong. Vowel breaking may be unconditioned or...
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