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  Diphthong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In phonetics, a diphthong (Greek δίφθογγος, "diphthongos", literally "with two sounds," or "with two tones") is a vowel combination in a single syllable involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another, often interpreted by listeners as a single vowel sound or phoneme.
The element with less sonority in the diphthong may be transcribed as semivowel.
The difference between a rising diphthong and a hiatus is not phonemic; the former are usually found in colloquial speech, and the latter in careful pronunciation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diphthong   (606 words)

 Diphthong articles on Encyclopedia.com
English ē is pronounced as a diphthong of Ĭ and y.
A is a usual symbol for a low central vowel, as in father; the English long a (ā) is pronounced as a diphthong of ĕ and y.
J is a formal development from I. English is pronounced as a diphthong of ä and y.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Diphthong   (414 words)

 Diphthong - Simple English Wikipedia
A Diphthong (pronounced "DIF-thong") is a vowel sound that a person has to move his or her mouth into two different positions to make.
Just like with every other part of language, the exact way to pronounce a diphthong is a little different for different accents.
A diphthong can be a lexeme of a language and as such it can as well be all one syllable.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diphthong   (204 words)

 Semivowel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Semivowels (also called semiconsonants or glides, though these are now dispreferred) are non-syllabic vowels that form diphthongs with syllabic vowels.
They may be contrasted with approximants, which are similar to but closer than vowels or semivowels and behave as consonants.
Even though both the [w] and the [ʊ̯] are similar to the vowel [u], the transcription [waʊ̯] indicates that the initial segment is considered to be a consonant by the transcriber, while the final segment is considered to form a diphthong with the preceding vowel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Semivowel   (290 words)

 Centralized Diphthong
In Lumbee English, by contrast, although the central diphthong is a feature of the variety, the findings are that Lumbee English speakers use the centralized diphthong in both the voiced and voiceless environments more than 1/2 of the time.
The authors interpret this data as supporting evidence for the hypothesis that the central diphthong is a significant feature that establishes identity as a member of the Lumbee community.
The fact that Lumbee English has a wider distribution of the central diphthong that differs from other dialects in the area, indicates that this feature is salient to the community.
www.ic.arizona.edu /~lsp/Features/CentralDiphthong.html   (690 words)

 Lesson 1
A diphthong is a combination of two vowels, but not every pair of vowels is a diphthong.
Although a diphthong is a combination of two sounds with one sliding into the other, for purposes of syllabification, a diphthong is considered to be one vowel sound.
is a diphthong, and therefore is not divided.
www.ntgreek.net /lesson11.htm   (1730 words)

 The Right Diphthong - Diphthong lesson plan using music, rhythm, and play
Diphthongs are vowel sounds that combine two separate sounds into a single unbroken sound.
Two common diphthongs in English are the /ow/ sound as in the word cow and the /oy/ sound as in the word boy.
The diphthong ow combines /a/ as in cat with /oo/ as in in zoo.
www.actionfactor.com /pages/lesson-plans/lesson-plan-diphthongs.html   (1147 words)

 Learn Spanish Pronunciation: diphthong - ie
Diphthongs occur when an unstressed "i", "u", or "y-ending" appears next to another vowel in the same syllable.
Their vowel sounds do not change, but they blend together to form a single syllable.
Note that when there is a written accent over the letter "e", the diphthong is "broken" and the two vowels are pronounced separately.
www.studyspanish.com /pronunciation/diphthongs_ie.htm   (75 words)

The first diphthong is often insufficiently sounded out, and the second incorrectly sounded as "ao".
The last syllable is diphthonged; it is accented as it overrides the "second-to-last" syllable.
Observe the `okina, Y-glide the diphthong "au" and accent the third syllable, using the "next-to-last" rule of thumb.
www.geocities.com /~olelo/wl-mispronunciations.html   (1907 words)

 DIPHTHONG. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
A diphthong (pronounced DIF-thawng or, frequently, DIP-thawng) is a two-part vowel sound beginning with the sound of one vowel and moving to or toward another vowel or semivowel sound within the same syllable: the words cow and joy can be described as containing diphthongs made up of vowel and semivowel (aw and oy).
English borrowed two ligatures from Greek and Latin, æ and œ, and sometimes preserves them in some spellings, but American English has tended to change many of those spellings to reflect the simple vowels that have replaced the diphthongal sounds of the ligatures in their original languages.
We now usually spell mediaeval, oeconomics, and oestrogen to reflect their modern English pronunciations, medieval, economics, and estrogen, although we sometimes retain the ligatures, at least in modern digraph form, in spelling the names of OEdipus (Oedipus) and AEsop (Aesop).
www.bartleby.com /68/55/1855.html   (185 words)

 module 3 diphthong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One way to teach diphthongs would be to have the students look for the diphthong combinations in magazines or newspapers.
Also, a bingo card could be used to pratice the diphthongs.
A teacher vcould say a word and students would cover the corresponding diphthong.
www.indiana.edu /~eric_rec/phon104_bbs/phon104.cgi?read=6   (151 words)

 Herbert Weir Smyth, Greek Grammar
In poetry two vowels, or a vowel and a diphthong, belonging to successive syllables may unite to form a single syllable in pronunciation, but not in writing.
) is the contraction of a vowel or diphthong at the end of a word with a vowel or diphthong beginning the following word.
of the next word is lengthened unless it is the first vowel of a diphthong.
www.ccel.org /s/smyth/grammar/html/smyth_1c_uni.htm   (532 words)

 FanFiction.Net : Dictionary & Thesaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To form or pronounce as a diphthong; diphthongize.
diphthongue.] (Ortho["e]py) (a) A coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable; as, ou in out, oi in noise; -- called a proper diphthong.
(b) A vowel digraph; a union of two vowels in the same syllable, only one of them being sounded; as, ai in rain, eo in people; -- called an improper diphthong.
www.fanfiction.net /dictionary.php?word=diphthong   (108 words)

 Language Log: Hot features
But in English, as a result of the Great Vowel Shift, the nucleus of long vowels written with orthographic "i" lowered and backed, all the way to the bottom back corner of the vowel quadrilateral.
In most contemporary dialects, it's a diphthong with a high front off-glide, so you might take it as mixed on the hot-or-not dimension, but "a front vowel sound" it is definitely not.
As before, I blame the linguists, for not insisting that anyone who claims to be an educated person needs elementary competence in describing and analyzing the sound, form and meaning of human language.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/001382.html   (1379 words)

 Norskklassen - Norwegian Pronunciation Guide
Instead, both consonants are pronounced retroflexively (i.e., right behind the teeth on the roof of the mouth), similar to the way these consonant combinations are pronounced in American English.
skj is pronounced the same as the sj diphthong.
In Eastern Norway, the consonant combination rs, whether within a word or in two juxtaposed words, is pronounced as a retroflexed r followed by the sj diphthong.
frodo.bruderhof.com /norskklassen/uttale.htm   (420 words)

 Is "oo" a diphthong?
A diphthong, in other words, starting as an unrounded back vowel and
Some pronounce it as a diphthong, others don't.
It should be pointed out that it's possible for a vowel to be "both", ie.
www.vocaboly.com /forums/post-36809.html   (1763 words)

 diphthong - OneLook Dictionary Search
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diphthong : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
Phrases that include diphthong: falling diphthong, centering diphthong
www.onelook.com /?w=diphthong   (195 words)

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www.english-test.net /sat/vocabulary/words/485/sat-definitions.php   (960 words)

 Penny Eckert's Web Page
Before nasal consonants (n, m, ng) it becomes a diphthong, and the first part of the diphthong is shifting towards /iy/
/ow/ The vowel in boat, tone, ghost becomes a diphthong, and the first part of the diphthong is shifting towards the vowel in bet, ten, guest.
The Northern Cities Shift is a rotation of the low and mid vowels:
www.stanford.edu /~eckert/vowels.html   (731 words)

 Diphthong - definition from Biology-Online.org
Diphthongue] a coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable; as, ou in out, oi in noise; called a proper diphthong.
a vowel digraph; a union of two vowels in the same syllable, only one of them being sounded; as, ai in rain, eo in people; called an improper diphthong.
This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005.
www.biology-online.org /dictionary/Diphthong   (143 words)

 diphthong - English-French Dictionary - WordReference.com
We found no French translation for 'diphthong' in our English to French Dictionary.
Look for a definition in our English Dictionary.
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www.wordreference.com /enfr/diphthong   (41 words)

 The SIL French/English Linguistic Glossary
Related term: be(come) diphthongized, compound phoneme, diphthongization, diphthongize, monophthong, tetraphthong, triphthong
1985: 82 (also "diphthongal"); Saussure 1959[trans.]: 61; Trask 1996: 114
www.sil.org /Linguistics/glossary_fe/glossary.asp?entryid=10688   (30 words)

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