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1ENGLISH DIPHTHONGS Hartono, S.S., M.Pd. College of Language (COLASULA) Sultan Agung Islamic University
2Definition:Diphthong: Sounds which consist of a movement or glide from one vowel to another.Pure Vowel: A vowel which remains constant does not glide.
3Diphthongs have the same length as the long vowels. The first part (sound) is much longer and stronger than the second part.Example: aɪ in the words ‘eye’ and ‘ɪ ’ consists of the ‘a’ vowel, and only in about the last quarter of the diphthong, does the glide to ‘ɪ’ becomes noticeable.
4English has 8 diphthongs. Centering diphthong:1. three (3) ending in ‘ə’ : ɪə, eə, uəClosing diphthong2. three (3) ending in ‘ɪ’: eɪ, aɪ, ɔɪ3. two (2) ending in ‘u’: əu, au
6TRIPTHONGSA triphthong is a glide from one vowel to another and the to a third, all produced rapidly and without interruption. For example, a careful pronunciation of the word ‘hour’ begins with a vowel quality similar to ‘ɑ:’, goes on to ‘u’ then ends in ‘ə’.It says /auə/
7Triphthong : 5 closing diphthongs with ‘ə’ added on the end. - eɪ + ə = eɪə . As in layer, player- aɪ + ə = aɪə. As in lire, fire- ɔɪ + ə = ɔɪə, As in loyal, royal- əu + ə = əuə, as in lower, mower- au + ə = auə, as in power, hour.
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