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Re: triphtong

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Friday, June 24, 2005, 6:31
# 1 wrote:

> In my dictionnary (a French dictionnary), at the word "triphtong" > (triphtongue) it says the normal stuff: a vowel that changes two times > but they give as example the english word "fire" > > Does fire contain a triphong? probably something like /6i@/? > > Before reading this, I thought that fire were /f6j@`/ and that English > didn't contain triphtongs > > But it is a French dictionnary from France so I can't be sure about > their English knowledge > > Might someone tell me?
It's a triphthong in my British dialect. [fAi@]. In American English, I believe it's more like [fAjr=]. Also, see 'hour' [aU@], IME.


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
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