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TheBasis Vowels and Diphthongs
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adjectives analogy Articulation back vowel became become Ben Jonson Chaucer ciation compounds consonant Corresponds to OE dialects dictionaries difference diphthong disappeared distinction early element Ellis end-stress ending especially etymological Examples final fore-stress formerly French frequent front vowels German gives gliding Hall Caine haplology Hart heard homonyms infl inflected inflected forms instances je'j Jespersen ji'j jo'j language Latin latter lengthened lips long vowel loss Luick mentioned Miss Soames Modern English Grammar ModF monophthong mute nasal noun nunciation Occurrence originally orthoepists palate perhaps phonetic phoneticians position probably pron pronounced pronun pronunciation rare received pronunciation rimes says Shakespeare short vowel shortened similarly soft palate sometimes sound speech spelling spelt stressed syllable stressed vowel Sweet tendency tongue unstressed velum verbs vocal chords voiced voiceless voiceless consonant vulgar weak syllables writes written