diphthongisation

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diphthongize or diphthongise (ˈdɪfθɒŋˌaɪz, -ˌɡaɪz, ˈdɪp-, ˈdɪfθɒŋˌaɪz, -ˌɡaɪz, ˈdɪp-)
 
vb
(often passive) to make (a simple vowel) into a diphthong
 
diphthongise or diphthongise
 
vb
 
diphthongi'zation or diphthongise
 
n
 
diphthongi'sation or diphthongise
 
n

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