# 1 wrote: > In my dictionnary (a French dictionnary), at the word "triphtong" > (triphtongue) it says the normal stuff: a vowel that changes two times > but they give as example the english word "fire" > > Does fire contain a triphong? probably something like /6i@/? > > Before reading this, I thought that fire were /f6j@`/ and that English > didn't contain triphtongs > > But it is a French dictionnary from France so I can't be sure about > their English knowledge > > Might someone tell me? It's a triphthong in my British dialect. [fAi@]. In American English, I believe it's more like [fAjr=]. Also, see 'hour' [aU@], IME.