Of diphthongs. There are two of our diphthongs which have usually passed for simple sounds, because they are j for the most part ... but before the voice can get a passage through the lips, the under jaw is drawn near to the upper in the same position as when the vowel Au is ... The diphthong oi or oy is formed by a union of the same vowels as that of Ar ; that is Ac e ; with this difference, that the first vowel An, anbsp;...
|Title||:||A general Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English language|
|Author||:||Stephen Jones, Thomas Sheridan|