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18 Nov 2019

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I’m wondering If a diphthong sound is simply a combination of two monophthong sounds?
That is, if they are pronounced like two independent sounds, with a smooth transition in between.

Example: to pronounce the /ai/ sound, like the i in the word fire:
first pronounce the /a/ sound, like the o in “hot”;
then pronounce the /i/ sound, like the i in “bit”.
Link the two sounds to make the /ai/ sound.

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