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ENGLISH DIPHTHONGS Hartono, S.S., M.Pd. College of Language (COLASULA) Sultan Agung Islamic University
Definition: Diphthong: Sounds which consist of a movement or glide from one vowel to another. Pure Vowel: A vowel which remains constant does not glide.
Diphthongs 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.
English has 8 diphthongs. Centering diphthong: 1. three (3) ending in ‘ə’ : ɪə, eə, uə Closing diphthong 2. three (3) ending in ‘ɪ’: eɪ, aɪ, ɔɪ 3. two (2) ending in ‘u’: əu, au
TRIPTHONGS A 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/
Triphthong : 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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