On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 21:51 +0200, Jalal Maleki wrote: > The two most common diphthongs in Persian are ey and ow like > in Peyman, peyk, nowruz, Mowlavi, and so on.
Well, not every expert agrees that "ey" is a diphthong. It's a controversial issue. > I can put my question in a different way: does giâh have two > syllables or just one? This may have the same situation. Some linguists may say is a diphthong and hence one syllable, while others may say this is two syllables. BTW, This list is mostly about computing-related aspects of the Persian language, and members are usually more of technical background than linguistic background. Linguistic discussions will probably not get anywhere here, and are off-topic IMHO. Roozbeh _______________________________________________ PersianComputing mailing list PersianComputing@lists.sharif.edu http://lists.sharif.edu/mailman/listinfo/persiancomputing