The Grammar of English Grammars

The Grammar of English Grammars

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An improper diphthong is a diphthong in which only one of the vowels is sounded ; as, oa in loaf, eo in people. ... The proper diphthongs appear to be thirteen; ay, a€”ia, ie, io, -oi, ou, ow, oy, a€”ua, ue, ui, uo, uy: of which combinations, only three, ia, io, ... What an admirable passage for one great linguist to steal from an other!

Title:The Grammar of English Grammars
Author:Goold Brown, Samuel U. Berrian
Publisher: - 1857


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