divskanis

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A term coined in 1879 by A. Stērste, from div(i) (two) +‎ skan(ēt) (to sound).[1]

Noun[edit]

divskanis m (2nd declension)

  1. (phonetics, phonology) diphthong (sequence of two different vowels pronounced in one syllable)
    latviešu valodas divskaņi — the diphthongs of the Latvian language

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “divi” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7