monophthongize


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monophthongize

(ˈmɒnəfθɒŋˌɡaɪz) or

monophthongise

vb
(Phonetics & Phonology) to turn (a vowel sound) into a monophthong
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Laude is a latinate form (the diphthong/au/did not monophthongize to/o/) and move/core may lead to a fruitful discussion on the proposed origins of diphthongs in stressed, open syllables (which are summarized concisely in Maiden's A Linguistic History of Italian, London: Longman, 1995: 35-40).