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Synonyms for diphthongize

change from a simple vowel to a diphthong

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In northern dialects, on the other hand, it is more common for the long dd and as to diphthongize as in paaseb 'escapes' > peaseb ~ piaseb, maa 'land' > moa ~ mua.
According to Benua (1995), New York English has a productive process whereby [ae] tenses and diphthongizes to [aee] preceding tautosyllabic obstruents except voiceless stops, and preceding tautosyllabic anterior nasals, and thus both surface values derive from a single underlying form.