divskanis

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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

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References[edit]

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