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diphthong

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Any complex vowel sound comprising a glide from one vowel sound to another within a single syllable, with movement of the tongue between the two sounds. In Received Pronunciation there are...

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diphthongization

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 11 words.

Change or process by which a monophthong becomes a diphthong.

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diphthongization

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 11 words.

Change or process by which a *monophthong becomes a *diphthong.

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diphthong

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 198 words.

A. Spelling and Pronunciation.

It's diphthong (/dif-thong/), not ✳dipthong (/dip-thong/). The word

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Diphthongization

Martin Maiden.

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 8164 words.

This chapter critically addresses some of the most important issues in Romance spontaneous and conditioned diphthongization. It covers ‘closing’ diphthongizations of vowels (notably /e/ and...

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diphthong

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Any complex vowel sound comprising a glide from one vowel sound to another within a single syllable, with movement of the tongue between the two sounds. In Received Pronunciation there are...

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centring diphthong (Phonetics)

Sylvia Chalker and Edmund Weiner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 43 words.

A diphthong that moves towards a central vowel position for its second element. Contrasted with CLOSING DIPHTHONG.

Standard RP

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closing diphthong (Phonetics)

Sylvia Chalker and Edmund Weiner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 26 words.

A DIPHTHONG which glides towards a closer sound.

This includes all the diphthongs ending in /ɪ/ and /ʊ/, and contrasts

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Vowels and diphthongs

Ioana Chitoran and Stefania Marin.

in Romance Phonetics and Phonology

November 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Phonetics and Phonology. 5005 words.

This study compares the acoustic and articulatory properties of the Romanian mid diphthong /ea/ to the hiatus sequence /e.a/, and the high diphthong /ja/ to the hiatus sequence /i.a/. Both...

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Faroese vowels and diphthongs

Kristján Árnason.

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

August 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology. 14263 words.

The chapter starts with an overview of Faroese vowels and diphthongs, describing the correlation between the ‘long’ and ‘short’ systems. An element theoretic analysis of monophthongs and...

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Diphthong

Edited by Tom McArthur.

in Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 268 words.

1 In phonetics, a vowel that starts with one quality and moves in the direction of another quality, as

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diphthong

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 41 words.

meaning a speech sound in which the articulation changes from one vowel to another, as in coin, loud, pain

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diphthong

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 63 words.

Pronounced /ˈdɪfθɒŋ/. The pronunciation with initial /ˈdɪp-/ is highly irregular. The word is properly applied only to a speech sound (very frequent in English) in one syllable in which the...

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diphthongal

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 137 words.

draggle, gaggle, haggle, raggle-taggle, straggle, waggle • algal • angle, bangle, bespangle, dangle, entangle, fandangle, jangle, mangel,

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diphthong

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 84 words.

along, belong, bong, chaise longue, dong, Geelong, gong, Guangdong, Haiphong, Heilong, Hong Kong, Jong, King Kong, long, mah-jong,

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diphthong

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 84 words.

along, belong, bong, chaise longue, dong, Geelong, gong, Guangdong, Haiphong, Heilong, Hong Kong, Jong, King Kong, long, mah-jong,

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diphthongal

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 137 words.

draggle, gaggle, haggle, raggle-taggle, straggle, waggle • algal • angle, bangle, bespangle, dangle, entangle, fandangle, jangle, mangel,

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diphthong

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 41 words.

meaning a speech sound in which the articulation changes from one vowel to another, as in coin, loud, pain

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diphthong

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 15 words.

XV. — F. dipthongue — L. diphthongus — Gr. díphthoggos, f. DI- + phthōggos voice, sound.

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diphthong

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 102 words.

A vowel whose quality changes perceptibly in one direction within a single syllable: e.g. [aʊ] in house, whose articulation

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diphthong

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 102 words.

A vowel whose quality changes perceptibly in one direction within a single syllable: e.g. [aʊ] in house, whose articulation

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