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>{ae} shouldn't be a diphthong, but a pure vowel somewhere close to the
>initial sound in the diphthong in 'snake'. (Does that make any sense?)
>So would that be /e/ ? And {o} should be a pure vowel /o/ as well.

well, then {ae}  *should* be /e/ then. It's the e in spanish "me" . And
since you want /o/ then it's the o in Spanish "cosa"


Yours truly,

Cesar Javier Jaime Garcia