WHAT IS a diphthong ?
Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, Decoding and Encoding, Blending and Segmenting, Fluency
What is a diphthong?
A diphthong is a sound that is created by two vowels that are in the same syllable. The first vowel directs the way the sound starts, and the second vowel directs the way the sound ends, all across one syllable. If the shape of the mouth changes as you pronounce a vowel-based syllable, it's a good bet you're looking at a diphthong.
Sometimes diphthongs are represented by two letters, but not always. Sometimes, they are called "gliding vowels."
There's a diphthong in cow, /aʊ/.Note how your mouth starts at a wide open position for "ow" and ends in a more rounded position.
The "Eu" maps to a diphthong, with the vowel sound starting one way and ending another.
The "ou" maps to a diphthong, with the vowel sound starting one way and ending another.
The "ay" maps to a diphthong, with the vowel sound starting one way and ending another.
The "ai" maps to a diphthong, with the vowel sound starting one way and ending another.
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