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Diphthongs

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My report about Diphthongs

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  • Koffi, student from Côte d'IVoire at the University of Felix Houphouet Boigny. It is a very good course, clear explanation.
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  • I incorporated this slide into my lecture, thanks a lot. You should make more of the same.
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  • Speaking is a process in which our vocals and vocal organs are involved. It is one of the most interesting macro skills considering the activities in English especially so if the topics are focused in pronunciation. English teachers should teach semantics including the pronunciation (syllabication and stress) of a word to avoid confusions and misinterpretation during communication process. One of the topics in pronunciation is the phonology. It includes phonics, phonemes or phonetics. When we teach these things to our students, inform them that a 'letter' is not the same as with 'sounds of a letter,' thus, we should teach them also how to identify vowel and consonant sounds including diphthongs. When students started to identify diphthongs in a word, they could now be able to pronounce it clearly. As teachers, we should make sure that we are integrating 'follow-after-me' technique to assure students' participation and learning about a word's pronunciation depending on the diphthong/phoneme used. Surely, students could realize that words vary its pronunciation.In this regard, activities such as tongue twisters and listening to recorded tapes could be of a great help. We, English teachers should again be a model of good utterance and great expression of words so we could influence, motivate and inspire students; as Confucius said in his teachings 'By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.'
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Diphthongs

  1. 1. DIPHTHONGS Prepared by: Ma. Rowena E. Abdon MED-English
  2. 2. The word diphthong comes from the Latin word "diphthongus" and the Greek word "diphthongos," meaning "having two sounds." Diphthongs begin with one vowel sound and change to another vowel sound in the same syllable. Your mouth position changes slightly through the vowel sound.
  3. 3. /eɪ/ - long A sound sliding into a long E sound. /aɪ/ - a long I sound sliding into a long E sound. /ɔɪ/ -long O sound that quickly slides into a long E sound. /ɪə/ -long E sound sliding into an Ur sound. /eə/ -long A sound sliding into an Ur sound. /aʊ/ -short A sound sliding into an “oo sound” . /oʊ/ - single long O sound. As a diphthong, it has a long O sound sliding into an “oo sound” .
  4. 4. Try saying these words: (the diphthongs are in red) •brown •fair •share •slow •guy •ouch •away •eye •boy
  5. 5. /eɪ/ (Long A sound) This diphthong is similar to the long A sound. It is pronounced as a long A sound sliding into a long E sound. Some dialects pronounce the long A sound as one single sound (like in bake and late). Others pronounce it as two vowel sounds. It really depends on where you live. People with southern accents (from the south part of the United States) will stretch out the diphthong more.
  6. 6. Try saying these words with two vowel sounds: (the diphthong is in red) •day •say •may •away •pay •lay •play •eight
  7. 7. /aɪ/ This diphthong is pronounced as a long I sound sliding into a long E sound. Again, this sound can vary from dialect to dialect. Some dialects pronounce the long I sound in the following words as one single sound. Some dialects pronounce the vowel sound more like the "AH" sound you would here in "ball". Others pronounce it as two vowel sounds.
  8. 8. Try saying these words with two vowel sounds: (the diphthong is in red) •sky •try •fry •die •cry •tie •why •eye
  9. 9. /ɔɪ/ This diphthong is pronounced as a long O sound that quickly slides into a long E sound. Try saying these words: (the diphthong is in red) •boy •toy •annoy
  10. 10. •enjoy •ploy •soil •foil •boil
  11. 11. /ɪə/ This diphthong is pronounced as a long E sound sliding into an Ur sound. Try saying these words: (the diphthong is in red) •pier •hear •steer •clear •fear •deer •ear
  12. 12. /eə/ This diphthong is pronounced as a long A sound sliding into an Ur sound. Try saying these words: (the diphthong is in red) •bear •hair •fair •stairs
  13. 13. •brown •cow •how •frown •now •wow
  14. 14. •pair •wear •Where /aʊ/ This diphthong is pronounced as a short A sound sliding into an “oo” sound.
  15. 15. /oʊ/ This diphthong is often just pronounced as a single long O sound. As a diphthong, it has a long O sound sliding into an “oo” sound.
  16. 16. •yellow •coat •float •though •toe •no •low •although

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