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Re: triphtong

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, June 24, 2005, 12:00
Quoting # 1 <salut_vous_autre@...>:

> 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?
The pronunciation of such words differ from lect to lect - some even pronounce "fire" with a monophthong as [fA:] - but it's probably most commonly bisyllabic; RP [faj.@] (at least the kind of RP they teach furriners). Andreas


Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>