Chapter 13 The Decline of the Centring Diphthongs
Although most dictionaries are full of the symbols /ɪə/, /eə/, /ʊə/, the centring diphthongs of RP are rarely heard today. These are increasingly replaced with long monophthongs, [ɪː], [ɛː], [ɵː], [oː].
KeywordsCentring diphthongs NEAR vowel SQUARE vowel CURE vowel FLEECE vowel GOOSE vowel Monophthongization Smoothing
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