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Chapter 5 FLEECE, GOOSE and Other Diphthongs

  • Geoff Lindsey
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Abstract

Despite the familiar RP symbols /iː/ and /uː/, it’s long been known that these two vowels are diphthongs, behaving like the other closing diphthongs of English. Their diphthongal character is now rather more pronounced than it was in RP. More accurate symbols are [ɪj] and [ʉw].

Keywords

FLEECE vowel GOOSE vowel Diphthongs Monophthongs Glides Transcription 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Lindsey
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  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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