diphthongize


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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 periodicals archive ?
The great Vowel Shift and its analogues did not have a "beginning", that is, there never was a time when long (bimoric) vowels began to diphthongize (for whatever reasons).
In northern dialects, on the other hand, it is more common for the long dd and as to diphthongize as in paaseb 'escapes' > peaseb ~ piaseb, maa 'land' > moa ~ mua.
According to Benua (1995), New York English has a productive process whereby [ae] tenses and diphthongizes to [aee] preceding tautosyllabic obstruents except voiceless stops, and preceding tautosyllabic anterior nasals, and thus both surface values derive from a single underlying form.