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The Basis Vowels and Diphthongs
The Basis Quantity
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adjectives analogy Articulation back vowel became become Ben Jonson Chaucer chieﬂy ciation compounds consonant Corresponds to OE dialects dictionaries difference diphthong disappeared distinction early Ellis end-stress ending English especially etymological Examples ﬁnal ﬁnally ﬁnd ﬁrst element ﬁrst syllable fore-stress formerly French frequent front vowel gives gliding Grammar Hall Caine haplology Hart heard homonyms identiﬁes inﬂected forms inﬂuence instances language Latin latter lengthened lips long vowel loss Luick mentioned Miss Soames ModF monophthong mute noun nunciation Occurrence originally orthoepists palate perhaps phonetic phoneticians position probably pron pronounced pronun pronunciation rare recent loans rimes says Shakespeare short vowel shortened signiﬁcation 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 write written