Questions tagged [diptongos]

A diphthong, also known as a gliding vowel, refers to two adjacent vowel sounds occurring within the same syllable.

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¿Por qué la palabra “huida” no lleva tilde?

No entiendo por qué la palabra "huida" no lleva tilde. Si "caída" la lleva, ¿por qué esta no si al fin y al cabo suenan igual? Veamos si analizo bien la situación. La palabra se separa en sílabas ...
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Why does “diezmar” have a diphthong, and do similar verbs exist?

Backstory Diezmar is a more modern version of dezmar, meaning "to decimate". Many verbs undergo diphthongization in their conjugations when stressed syllables fall on historic vowels /ɛ/ /ɔ/ from ...
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When do two vowels in Spanish form a diphthong? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rules applied to the separation of syllables Diphthongs (or triphthongs) are sets of two or three vowels that are pronounced as a single syllable as opposed to being separated ...
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Why is búho written with an acute accent? [duplicate]

Is there a reason why specifically the word búho is written with an accent? Is there an orthographic rule that determines it? While I am used to accent marks above e I was quite surprised to see the u ...
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¿Por qué decimos “siempre” si viene del latín “sempre”?

Hoy leía un texto en italiano y me hizo gracia encontrar la palabra sempre en él para hablar de nuestro siempre. Me hizo recordar que en catalán también utilizamos sempre, sin la i. Tirando un poco ...