R: Re: Triphthongs
|Date:||Sunday, August 13, 2000, 10:34|
> Roger Mills <romilly@...> wrote:
> >Quite a few in Spanish (someone already mentioned _buey_) involving the2d
> >pers. pl. ending: cambiáis, cambiéis, continuáis etc.-- though that formis
> >not widely used.
Italian has 'boui' /bwOj/ monosyllabic, plural of 'bue' /'bu.e/, DIsyllabic.
> Aside from those I can only gather _hioides_ (that's a bone), and
> the surname _Vieytes_. But I'm not sure you can call those triphthongs;
> if so, what would English _way_ be? (In fact, that would be a discussion
> about whether Spanish [j] and [w] are mere allophones of [i] and [u],
> or separate phonemes as in English).
The same here.