diphthongise

diphthongise (Brit.) v. (Grammar) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong (also diphthongize)

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  • diphthongise — [c]/ˈdɪfθɒŋaɪz/ (say difthonguyz), / θɒŋgaɪz/ (say thongguyz) verb (diphthongised, diphthongising) –verb (t) 1. to change into or pronounce as a diphthong. –verb (i) 2. to become a diphthong. Also, diphthongize. –diphthongisation… …   Australian English dictionary

  • diphthongise — verb change from a simple vowel to a diphthong This vowel diphthongized in Germanic • Syn: ↑diphthongize • Derivationally related forms: ↑diphthong (for: ↑diphthongize) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • diphthongised — diphthongise (Brit.) v. (Grammar) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong (also diphthongize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diphthongises — diphthongise (Brit.) v. (Grammar) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong (also diphthongize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diphthongising — diphthongise (Brit.) v. (Grammar) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong (also diphthongize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Middle Dutch — Spoken in the Low Countries Era developed into modern Dutch by the middle of the 16th century Language family Indo European Germanic …   Wikipedia

  • diphthongize — diphthongization, n. /dif thawng uyz , guyz , thong , dip /, v., diphthongized, diphthongizing. Phonet. v.t. 1. to change into or pronounce as a diphthong. v.i. 2. to become a diphthong. Also, esp. Brit., diphthongise. [1865 70; DIPHTHONG + IZE]… …   Universalium

  • diphthongize — (Amer.) v. (Grammar) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong (also diphthongise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diphthongized — diphthongize (Amer.) v. (Grammar) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong (also diphthongise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diphthongizes — diphthongize (Amer.) v. (Grammar) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong (also diphthongise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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