Tag: diphthongs

  • The Euclidean Distance in Diphthongs – R Graph and Code

    Representing and plotting a distance in F1/F2 graph, in terms of the Euclidean distance, is relatively easy in R. This post shows one of the ways of achieving that. First, we provide a sample data, which consists of F1 and F2 values for two diphthong targets.  Then, draw the diphthong positions with their starting and […]

  • FONRYE English Dictionary: Phonetic and Syllable Search

    It’s not always possible to find a good searchable phonetic dictionary. That is why I created a free and open source program that searches phonetically transcribed words and filters the results against some basic rules. It uses BEEP and Moby Hyphenator II sources. Download: FONRYE 0.3.3 (2.2 MB) In this post: why phonetic dictionary search, […]

  • The Number of Diphthongs in the English Language

    This text lists three sources (Daniel Jones, J. D. O’Connor and A. C. Gimson) about the English diphthongs in British English/Received Pronunciation.  This is a simplified classification and by no means complete. For greater details about the English diphthongs see this post. The most detailed overview gives Jones (1975), who lists the important and less important […]