diphthongize

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Synonyms for diphthongize

change from a simple vowel to a diphthong

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None of the words with spellings modified to <i/y> managed to survive into Late Middle English, and none of them participated in the 15th century diphthongization [i:] > [ii], a part of the Great Vowel Shift.
Note that diphthongization of *a > *au > *o by a following *w, in contrast to umlaut by *u, must have preceded the Rhythmic Law: cf.
Some areas of eastern reveal diphthongization in historical a-words (e.
Diphthongization in Spanish derivational morphology: an empirical investigation.
It is possible, however, that here the reason lies in the diphthongization of the long aa into is in the North-Eastern dialects.
The data from Eastern Saaremaa did not contain any long and overlong realizations of /u/ due to diphthongization.
1-] > [-d-] shift in tense sesquisyllables and probable diphthongization of [-i:l > [-aj]).
First, we note DIPHTHONGIZATION of final high vowels, /u/ and /i/ (19), ranging from the moderate diphthongization in Selabi ([sik[u.
final consonant, resulting thereby in profuse diphthongization in
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'.
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.
Prior to OT, a version of string-internal correspondence was developed by Hayes (1990), who recognized the virtues of correspondence (co-indexation) over autosegmental spreading in the analysis of diphthongization.