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# 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.