A diphthong, according to cdl.org, is “one vowel sound formed by the combination of two vowel sounds.” The experts on Wikipedia suggest the following as “common” English diphthongs: /eɪ/, /aʊ/, /aɪ/, /oɪ/, and /oʊ/.
I have endeavored to make up a silly sentence for each of the common diphthongs, capitalizing on the ability we have in English to alliterate almost everything. How did I do? Can you do better?
- Amy ate a flavorful pâté. (/eɪ/)
- Owls scout without a sound while rowdy hounds pound the ground. (/aʊ/)
- Isaac tried to hide from his snide bride. (/aɪ/)
- Oysters, coy, deploy decoys to foil boys in moist corduroys. (/oɪ/)
- Omar opened his poem with notable hyperbole. (/oʊ/)