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TRIPHTHONGS

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by Adriana Gonzalez on 1 June 2014

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Transcript of TRIPHTHONGS

PHONETICS
and
PHONOLOGY I
2014
Prof. Adriana Gonzalez - Verónica Gargantini - Cecilia Gonzalez
What are TRIPHTHONGS?
They suffer a process called...
What is LEVELLING?
It is a process that affects triphthongs due to
ECONOMY OF EFFORT
t in the production of glides.
Levelling is a characteristic of
RAPID SPEECH
.
They are glides from one vowel to another (diphthong) and then, to a third one (triphthong) ; all produced without interruption.
TRIPHTHONG = DIPHTHONG + A VOWEL (schwa)
LEVELLING
In this process, the first element in the triphthong becomes
longer
and
stronger
, the second element is elided (not produced); and the
third element
is the "schwa", invariable; it
doesn't change
.
It ONLY affects...
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