Dipthongs - oi, oy, ou ,ow
Diphthongs are like vowel teams, starting with one sound and gliding into another within the same syllable. Mastering these can make your English pronunciation sound spot on!
Common dipthong in English are oi, oy, ou and ow.
In these vowel pairs sound begins with one vowel sound and glide into another within the same syllable. And thats why a dipthong is also called as a gliding sound.
OI and OY
Both “oi” and “oy” diphthong represents same sound /ɔɪ/.
OI – “oil,” “coin,” or “join.”
OY – “boy,” “toy,” or “enjoy.”
OU and OW
Both “ou” and “ow” diphthong represents same sound /aʊ/.
OU – “out,” “shout,” or “about.”
OW- “cow” , “now”, or “down”.
Remember that the exact pronunciation of diphthongs can vary depending on regional accents and individual speech patterns. These diphthongs are common in English and contribute to the rich variety of vowel sounds in the language.