The data were submitted to statistical analyses, with the following general results: (1) Learners produced a hiatus where native speakers (control group) prefer a diphthong
, (2) An inhibitory effect resulted from cognates with hiatuses in English, and (3) Learners' intuitions tended to correlate with acoustic analyses.
Marta Rudzite (1993 : 150-153) hat die Standpunkte mehrerer Generationen von Baltologen zusammengefasst: Der litauische und lettische Diphthong
ie ist kein Erbe aus dem Urbaltischen, sondern ist erst aus dem urbalt.
Love [right arrow] lelft : /[et]/ [right arrow] /e/ /e/ Second [right arrow] thicken From mid to high vowel Initial /se/ understood as /[theta]i/ Difficult word: horrible Vowels are changed by diphthong
Similarly, there is the fifth type of common syllable, where a word ends in a diphthong
followed immediately by another vowel.
The presence of the following diphthong
in MP and ISP can be seen as data below.
First, Toon (1992: 431) argues that both the traditional West Germanic /e:/ and /e/ become the diphthong
spelled <eo> in Old English when they occurr before [x] - which can be written <c>, <g> or <h> - or when they occur before [l + C] or [r + C].
Stressing of the diphthong
highly influence visualization of the speech since stressed syllable is more expressive then others.
Recall that diphthongs
always contain a high vowel as a second component, and iu is not a permissible diphthong
(see section 2).
is defined as a sound which consists of `a movement of glide from one vowel to another' (Roach, 2000).
A tendency to shorten diphthongs
and to leave out the second element in a diphthong
Consequently, the two components of the diphthong
that are separated by the glide form two different syllable nuclei and hence the word is disyllabified.
The paper discusses the geographical distribution of the monophthongisation of (1) the diphthong
[ei] (< [e:c]) before the palatal fricative [c] (i.