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    Some dipthong and triphthong questions

    Hi guys, just some questions regarding RP.

    Dipthong questons
    What is the difference between /ʊə/ and /ɔə/?
    How does one pronounce /ɔə/ ? For a word such as Force?

    How do you pronounce /ɑə/?


    Triphthong questions

    How does one pronouce [aɪə] and [ɑʊə]?

    Also would you use [aɪə] for a word such as Ireland or just an [I]?


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    Re: Some dipthong and triphthong questions

    It is not easy to answer such questions in writing, but I'll try:
    Quote Originally Posted by LordJenkins View Post

    Diphthong questions
    What is the difference between /ʊə/ and /ɔə/?
    /ʊə/ is the diphthong used by some speakers in the word 'sure'. Other speakers pronounce this sound as /ɔ:/ - the same as the name 'Shaw'. There is no /ɔə/ diphthong in RP
    How does one pronounce /ɔə/ ? For a word such as Force? That's /ɔ:/

    How do you pronounce /ɑə/? There is no such diphthong in RP

    Triphthong questions

    How does one pronounce [aɪə] as in 'higher', and [ɑʊə] Do you mean /aʊə/, as in 'cower'?

    Also would you use [aɪə] for a word such as Ireland? Yes

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