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diphthongize


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diphthongize  \Diph"thong*ize\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  To  change  into  a  diphthong,  as  by  affixing  another  vowel  to  a 
  simple  vowel.  ``The  diphthongized  long  vowels.''  --H.  Sweet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diphthongize 
  v  :  change  from  a  simple  vowel  to  a  diphthong;  "This  vowel 
  diphthongized  in  Germanic" 




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