Translation of diphthongize in Spanish:


diptongarse, v.

Pronunciation /ˈdɪfθɔŋˌaɪz/ /ˈdɪpθɔŋˌaɪz/ /ˈdɪfθɒŋʌɪz/ /ˈdɪpθɒŋʌɪz/

intransitive verb

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transitive verb

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    • But at normal conversational speed its ghastly sequence of four diphthongized long vowels (in the nicely symmetrical but un-IPA Trager-Smith transcription, / ay ey iy ey /) sounds something like ah-ee-yay-ee-yee-yay-ee.
    • Stealth has a long, tense, diphthongized high vowel [i], whereas stealth has a short, lax, mid-vowel.
    • In particular, the vowel of the last syllable was a pretty good IPA [e], not diphthongized like the vowel in English babe but also not laxed and shortened like the vowel in English bed.