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pronunciation of letter 'I'

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pronunciation of letter 'I'

Postby spqr » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:04 pm

If two vowels appear in the middle of a word, and one of the vowels is the letter'I' , is the 'I' always pronounced as a 'Y' ?
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Re: pronunciation of letter 'I'

Postby furrykef » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:29 am

If "i" is the first letter of the entire word (not counting prefixes, so "adiuvare" is an example), then yes. Otherwise, only in the combination "ei" and in the words huius, cuius, huic, cui, and hui. ("Fuit", for example, is "foo-it".)

"Ai" is not a diphthong because the corresponding diphthong is spelled "ae". Same with "oi" and "oe".
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