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diph·thong·ize

 (dĭf′thông-īz′, -thŏng-, dĭp′-)
tr. & intr.v. diph·thong·ized, diph·thong·iz·ing, diph·thong·iz·es
To pronounce as or become a diphthong.

diph′thong·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

diphthongize

(ˈdɪfθɒŋˌaɪz; -ˌɡaɪz; ˈdɪp-) or

diphthongise

vb
(Phonetics & Phonology) (often passive) to make (a simple vowel) into a diphthong
ˌdiphthongiˈzation, ˌdiphthongiˈsation n

diph•thong•ize

(ˈdɪf θɔŋˌaɪz, -ˌgaɪz, -θɒŋ-, ˈdɪp-)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to change into or pronounce as a diphthong.
v.i.
2. to become a diphthong.
[1865–70]
diph`thong•i•za′tion, n.

diphthongize


Past participle: diphthongized
Gerund: diphthongizing

Imperative
diphthongize
diphthongize
Present
I diphthongize
you diphthongize
he/she/it diphthongizes
we diphthongize
you diphthongize
they diphthongize
Preterite
I diphthongized
you diphthongized
he/she/it diphthongized
we diphthongized
you diphthongized
they diphthongized
Present Continuous
I am diphthongizing
you are diphthongizing
he/she/it is diphthongizing
we are diphthongizing
you are diphthongizing
they are diphthongizing
Present Perfect
I have diphthongized
you have diphthongized
he/she/it has diphthongized
we have diphthongized
you have diphthongized
they have diphthongized
Past Continuous
I was diphthongizing
you were diphthongizing
he/she/it was diphthongizing
we were diphthongizing
you were diphthongizing
they were diphthongizing
Past Perfect
I had diphthongized
you had diphthongized
he/she/it had diphthongized
we had diphthongized
you had diphthongized
they had diphthongized
Future
I will diphthongize
you will diphthongize
he/she/it will diphthongize
we will diphthongize
you will diphthongize
they will diphthongize
Future Perfect
I will have diphthongized
you will have diphthongized
he/she/it will have diphthongized
we will have diphthongized
you will have diphthongized
they will have diphthongized
Future Continuous
I will be diphthongizing
you will be diphthongizing
he/she/it will be diphthongizing
we will be diphthongizing
you will be diphthongizing
they will be diphthongizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been diphthongizing
you have been diphthongizing
he/she/it has been diphthongizing
we have been diphthongizing
you have been diphthongizing
they have been diphthongizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been diphthongizing
you will have been diphthongizing
he/she/it will have been diphthongizing
we will have been diphthongizing
you will have been diphthongizing
they will have been diphthongizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been diphthongizing
you had been diphthongizing
he/she/it had been diphthongizing
we had been diphthongizing
you had been diphthongizing
they had been diphthongizing
Conditional
I would diphthongize
you would diphthongize
he/she/it would diphthongize
we would diphthongize
you would diphthongize
they would diphthongize
Past Conditional
I would have diphthongized
you would have diphthongized
he/she/it would have diphthongized
we would have diphthongized
you would have diphthongized
they would have diphthongized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.diphthongize - change from a simple vowel to a diphthong; "This vowel diphthongized in Germanic"
switch, change, shift - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
break - undergo breaking; "The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages"
Translations

diphthongize

[ˈdɪfθɒŋaɪz]
A. VTdiptongar
B. VIdiptongarse

diphthongize

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The development of OS ei in SUS, from the point of view of its diphthongisation of [i[?
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or trill [R]) on the grounds that Old English front-vowel diphthongisation (breaking) is explicable as a coarticulatory effect caused by members of the natural class of back consonants.
Aitken now uses /y:/ to represent Vowel 7, to account for the pre-consonantal merger with French /y/ and the pre-velar diphthongisation, eventually winding up as /ju/ before /k x/ and, in the North, /r(d)/.
The corpus of the present study only includes instances of long close [e:] in words where the vowel was raised to [i:] early enough to take part in the diphthongisation to [ii].
Generally accepted contemporaneous evidence (as that in Dobson 1968 [1985]) seems to show quite forcibly that both diphthongisation of Middle English /i: u:/ and raising of /e: o:/ had started as early as the 15th century, and possibly before that.
This sequence could not have been resolved by diphthongisation, in the absence of a diphthong-type /u:a/.
2) the epenthesis theory: the change involved a diphthongisation of the target vowel and the subsequent monophthongisation of the diphthong,