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Diphthongs, Accents and Tone
This public article was written by Cirton Historian, and last updated on 13 Sep 2020, 13:17.

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10. Lesson 2d
11. Lesson 2e
12. Lesson 2f
13. Lesson 3a
14. Lesson 3b
15. Lesson 3c
16. Lesson 3d
17. Lesson 3d
18. Lesson 3e
19. Lesson x
20. Lesson x2
21. Lesson x3
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Alright, back in Lesson 1d, we saw that some vowels can be altered by using the diacritic da0
Now we're going to see how to make syllables with two vowels, and those may include the previously studied Altered Vowels.

Dominant Vowels

In Cirtunese, when two vowels meet in the same syllable, one of them will become the dominant vowel. The accent marks not only dominance (stress / high tone), but also order.
da1 is used on the first vowel, when it's dominant. /'aa/
da2 is used on the second vowel, when it's dominant. /a'a/

Examples

ca1e /'saɛ/ The process of change
ce2 /sa'ɛ/ The end result of change
ce1a /'sɛa/ The process of regression
cea2 /sɛ'a/ The end result of regression


This also combines with the Altered Vowels that we saw on Lesson 1d.
In the case of one of the vowels being marked with a da0 , both vowels are altered.
ca0e2 /sʌ'e/ Improvement


Welp, enough alterations for one lesson.
Thank you again, for reading!

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