diphthong oi, it is important to note that in the latter diphthong Sheridan distinctly emphasizes the first element ( o). ... before it is joined to the vowel ( i ), and not checked aquot;before the voice can get a passage through the lipsaquot;, as in the case of the diphthong i. ... of aquot; Italian aaquot; plus the e in equal ( al), criticizes Sheridana#39;s diphthong for its Too close resemblance to oi, oy .3 In America, Franklin (1768) follows theanbsp;...
|Title||:||American pronunciation according to Noah Webster (1783)|
|Author||:||James H. Neumann|