Lesson 18: Diphthongs

Hello everyone!

Let's do a short post about diphtongs. A diphthong  is a word consisting of two vowels. Let's take a look at them;

ei
like 'a' in "babe" (æ-i)


ai
like 'i' in "pine" (a-i)


au
like 'ou' in "mouse" (æ-u)


oi
like 'oy' in "boy" (å-y)


øy
like 'ooey' in "gooey" (ø-y)


sj
like 'sh' in "shit"


skj
like 'sh' in "shit"


rs
like 'sh' in "shit"


kj
like 'ch' in Scottish "loch", German "ich", very similar to Greek '?'


ng
like 'ng' in "long"


rt
like 'rt' in "art"


rn
like 'rn' in "burn"


ld
like 'll' in "ball" (makes vowels long, too)


nd
like 'nn' in "banner" (makes vowels long)


hj
like 'y' in "yes"


hv
like 'v' in "victory"


lj
like 'y' in "yes" (rare)





So now you have to practice these pronouncations, they will help you in several words!


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Try to pronounce the words "hjelp, hvem? and bind". 


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