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Synonyms for diphthongize

change from a simple vowel to a diphthong

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Of particular interest are the diphthongs that have been formed as a result of the diphthongization of long /a/ and /o/.
The process is discussed in some detail in Collins (1983a) and numerous examples of diphthongization and centralization of final high vowels can be found in Collins (1983b).
final consonant, resulting thereby in profuse diphthongization in
English was set apart from not only German but all other European languages by the diphthongization of long vowels that occurred in the fifteenth century or so (e.
Hogg, 'Tertiary stress in Old English: some reflections on explanatory inadequacy', posits tertiary stress as an explanation for four apparently unrelated Old English sound changes: exceptions to the rules governing medial palatalization of Gmc */sk/; palatal diphthongization of back vowels; failure of First Fronting; and failure of vowels in some suffixes to undergo changes associated with unstressed syllables.
Hiatus is the opposite of elision, the dropping or blurring of the second vowel; it is also distinct from diphthongization, in which the vowels blend to form one sound.
The lengthening of stressed i/I, which apparently had a compensatory character following the loss of final <ch>, must have taken place in the latter half of the 15th century, thus creating a proper input to diphthongization by the Great Vowel Shift.
through a slight diphthongization of the preceding vowel, then changing legato into the next vowel.
See some of the examples of the inconsistent use of a, e: kad'/ked' 'a hand', eji/aji 'icy', kemen/kimen 'ten', pil'e/pil'e/pil'e/pil'i/pil'a 'an ear' and the diphthongization of o: nokan/nuokan 'I want', loman/luoman 'a person'.
1-] > [-d-] shift in tense sesquisyllables and probable diphthongization of [-i:l > [-aj]).
Finally, Ewen and van der Hulst (2002) argue that the categorization of vowels in terms of the traditional feature of height is also necessary in order to describe, for example, the stepwise shifts in vowel height of the English Vowel Shift and also a diphthongization process in Skane Swedish (pp.
64-78): NHG diphthongization and monophthongization (the latter idiosyncratically called 'Mitteldeutsche Monophthongierung'), lowering of high vowels, quantity changes, rounding, unrounding, and contraction.
20 (on breaking) Hogg confidently states, (The diphthongization of [ae] is to /aeu/, later ada/, normally spelled ea)', and in a note he directs the reader to ~Examples of (eo) and aeu) spellings found in early texts' given in [sections] 2.
All the close-mid long vowels in Norwegian, /e :/, /0:/, and /o :/, are more open than the German equivalents, and they all have the additional tendency of a slight diphthongization toward a schwa (centralized /[?
Also, diphthongization in modern dialects has been leveled due to the widespread use of standard language.