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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

References in classic literature ?
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Some wished to fight like duelists, believ- ing it to be correct to stand erect and be, from their feet to their foreheads, a mark.
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The barbaric harness of the duelists lent splendid color to the savage, martial scene.
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2) The diphthongisation of short e can also be found in High Latvian dialects (Rudzite 2005) and the diphthongisation of short o is characteristic of Standard Latvian.