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R: Re: Triphthongs

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Sunday, August 13, 2000, 10:34
Pablo wrote:

> Roger Mills <romilly@...> wrote: > > >Quite a few in Spanish (someone already mentioned _buey_) involving the
> >pers. pl. ending: cambiáis, cambiéis, continuáis etc.-- though that form
> >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. Luca