Diphthongation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Diphthongation See Diphthongization.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n diphthongation In philology, the formation of a diphthong; the conversion of a simple vowel into a diphthong by adding another vowel: as, Greek φαίν-ειν, from root *φαν; French rien, from Latin rem; Italian fuoco, from Latin focus, and the like.
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Usage

In literature:

Philostorgius, who saw those objects through a different medium, is inclined to forget the difference of the important diphthong.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2" by Edward Gibbon
Each word contains as many syllables as it has vowels and diphthongs.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
Short Vowels, Long Vowels, Diphthongs.
"Scandinavian influence on Southern Lowland Scotch" by George Tobias Flom
The vowel sounds are the most vexing source of errors, especially where diphthongs are found.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
And these they called diphthonges.
"Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue" by Alexander Hume
Give all the vowels and diphthongs their proper sounds and do not slur over them in unaccented syllables, as is done in English.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
In Greek words, as in Latin, there are always as many syllables as there are vowels and diphthongs.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
The =Tonics= are the simple vowels and diphthongs.
"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886" by Ministry of Education
The diphthongs ei, ou, uo = the corresponding OHG.
"A Middle High German Primer" by Joseph Wright
The diphthongs in the following words are all that are in common use, viz.
"Orthography" by Elmer W. Cavins
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In news:

Gherkin, Diphthong , Hornswoggle And Kerfuffle: Best Words Ever.
Gherkin , Diphthong, Hornswoggle And Kerfuffle: Best Words Ever.
Gherkin, Diphthong, Hornswoggle And Kerfuffle: Best Words Ever.
Gherkin, Diphthong, Hornswoggle And Kerfuffle : Best Words Ever.
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In science:

Diphthongs are avoided since they are considered to be nonstationary in the sense that the vocal tract resonances are changing with time.
Testing the assumptions of linear prediction analysis in normal vowels
Diphthongs are supposed to be generated by nonstationary linear dynamics, but perhaps a nonlinear predictor may model these dynamics more naturally.
Testing the assumptions of linear prediction analysis in normal vowels
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