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Monopthongs is also calls pure vowel which are divided into two (2) segment, i.e seven short vowels and five long ones. E.g I:, I,e, e, ae, a: ,d , c: u, u: , u, , c:, a,

Diphtongs – This is a double sound, The diphthongs are vowels but they differs from the pure vowels because their articulation     involves  glides from one vowel quality to the other. A diphthong is therefore, a vowel which changes its quality in the process of its articulation. If you far instance the word “toy” the articulation of the diphthong in the word star with /  / and end with /I /.

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There are eight diphthongs in English and their phonetic symbols indicate the initial and final vowels represented in the articulation. E.g /ei/, /  /, /  /, /  /, /  /, /  /, /  /.

/ei/ as in pay , again

/  / as in home, go, so

/ / as in rice , kite,

/  / as in cow, house.

/  / as in toy, rice

/  / as in ear , here

/ / as in air, hair

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/  / as in poor, tour.

 

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ADJECTIVE AS NOMINALS

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Narrative and Descriptive Essay

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