ENGLISH LANGUAGE S.S.S2 FIRST TERM
THEME: SPEECH WORK
Students should be able to;
- Identify diphthong in sentences
- Listen to and produce speeches with diphthong
The word "diphthong" comes from the Greek and means "two voices" or "two sounds." In phonetics, a diphthong is a vowel in which there is a noticeable sound change within the same syllable. (A single or simple vowel is known as a monophthong.) The process of moving from one vowel sound to another is called gliding, which is why another name for a diphthong is a gliding vowel but they are also known as compound vowels, complex vowels, or moving vowels. The sound change that turns a single vowel into a diphthong is called diphthongization.
Diphthongs are sometimes referred to as "long vowels" but.... View More
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