Definition of Monophthongs. Meaning of Monophthongs. Synonyms of Monophthongs

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Definition of Monophthongs

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 Monophthongs from wikipedia

- vowel. The conversions of monophthongs to diphthongs (diphthongization), and of diphthongs to monophthongs (monophthongization), are major elements of language...
- undergone monophthongization, digraphs that formerly represented diphthongs now represent monophthongs. The opposite of monophthongization is vowel breaking...
- and the Dakotas but much rarer in Iowa and Nebraska. The appearance of monophthongs in this region is sometimes explained due to the high degree of Scandinavian...
- Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), monophthongs are transcribed with one symbol, as in English sun [sʌn], in which ⟨ʌ⟩ represents a monophthong. Diphthongs are transcribed...
- 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...
- the monophthong [ɔː] are considered to be very conservative. The FACE vowel /eɪ/ is typically diphthongal [eɪ], rather than being a monophthong [eː]...
- merger. The remaining centring glide /ɪə/ is increasingly pronounced as a monophthong [ɪː], although without merging with any existing vowels. The diphthong...
- the extremes of as short as a typical short monophthong to longer than the sum of two long monophthongs. Varying lengths of diphthongs are not noted...
- longer distinguished in pronunciation from the simple long vowels (long monophthongs) η, ω, ᾱ respectively. During the Roman and Byzantine eras, the iota...
- position. The Hamont-Achel dialect contains 22 monophthong and 13 diphthong phonemes. The amount of monophthongs is higher than that of consonants. On average...
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