Diphthong - Examples - Germanic Languages - English

English

See also: IPA chart for English dialects

All English diphthongs are falling, apart from /juː/, which can be analyzed as .

In words coming from Middle English, most cases of the Modern English diphthongs originate from the Middle English long monophthongs through the Great Vowel Shift, although some cases of originate from the Middle English diphthongs .

Standard English diphthongs
RP (British) Australian American
GA Canadian
low
loud
lout
lied
light
lane
loin
loon
lean
leer
lair
lure

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