How do you do ???Originally Posted by riceball72
Let me try my best & see if I could satisfy your requirements here.Originally Posted by riceball72
I want to confirm the terminology used in
American english for the following:
diagraphs - eg - sh, ch, ck, ph -
I can't find an entry for this in any dictionary - is this term used for these sounds / combinations?
It's a combination of "vowel sounds" & NOT the "vowel letters". For example, vowel "letters" are "a, e, i, o & u" (& at times, letter "y", as well) but the vowel "sounds" for these letters are different sinceOriginally Posted by riceball72
>> you produce the sound of "e AND I" when saying the letter "a"
>> you produce the sound of "I" when saying the letter "e"
>> you produce the sound of "a AND I" when saying the letter "i"
>> you produce the sound of "@ AND U" (in British English) OR "o AND U" when saying the letter "o"
>> you produce the sound of "y AND u" when saying the letter "u"
Now, in the word "sound", the vowel letter is "o and u" but you DO NOT produce the sound of "o", but you say the sound of "a and u" instead. This is dipthong i.e. the occurence of two vowels immediately.
I wonder how do you mean by terminology, since this is what it's called i.e. "consonant clusters" i.e. a group of consonants which have no intervening vowelOriginally Posted by riceball72
I'm afraid, I didn't get thatOriginally Posted by riceball72