Diphthong sentence example

diphthong
  • It possesses the five vowels a, i, u, e, o, both short and long, and one pure diphthong, au.

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  • Thus the long i in ride, wine, &c., has become the diphthong ai, and the name of the symbol I is itself so pronounced.

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  • Latin e was identified with a native diphthong ei, and becomes zvy, as in rhwyf from remus.

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  • It was not by any means exclusively the " battle of a diphthong."

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  • Latin au becomes o (cOla, c a u s a; or, a U r u m); Old Catalan has kept the diphthong better, but possibly we- should attribute the examples of au which are met with in texts of the 13th and 14th centuries to the literary influence of Provence.

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  • A hard-and-fast rule of pronunciation is that only vowel or diphthong sounds, or the letters" m," n," ng," k," t "and" p "are permissible at the end of words, and hence the final letter of all words ending in anything else is simply suppressed or is pronounced as though it were a letter naturally producing one or other of those sounds.

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  • Centuries passed, however, before this symbol was generally adopted, Athens using only 0 for o, w and ov, the spurious diphthong, until the adoption of the whole Ionic alphabet in 403 B.C.'

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  • In English, moreover, the vowel sounds tend to become diphthongs, so that the symbol for the simple sound tends to become the symbol for that combination which we call a diphthong.

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  • Diphthongs As in English, it is often the case in Welsh that two vowels combine to form a diphthongs As in English, it is often the case in Welsh that two vowels combine to form a diphthong.

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  • And what is a monophthong in one language may have a diphthong as its nearest equivalent in another and vise versa.

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  • H is merely an orthographic sign; it is used to indicate that two consecutive vowels do not form a diphthong (vehs raho), and, added to c, it denotes the pronunciation of the guttural c at the end of a word (arnich).

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  • The Latin diphthong an is rendered in Portuguese by ou (euro, a u r u mu; pouco, p a u c ii m), also pronounced of.

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