Benjamin Lukoff blukoff at ALVORD.COM
Mon Apr 21 18:33:10 UTC 2008

On Mon, 21 Apr 2008, Tom Zurinskas wrote:

> I don't believe off-glides are part of diphthongs such as
> for the long vowels.  Off glides happen before some consonants and not
> before others.  To me all long vowels sound like one-phthong not two.
> I'd be glad to hear words spoken in that illustrate the
> difference.

Where are you located? Perhaps a phonetics class at your local university
would help.

I also remember some IPA training software from the 90s which would
pronounce each sound alone and in context.

Basically, the key is ear training.

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