3.4.6 triphthong

If there are three vowels in one syllable we speak of a triphthong. In most cases the triphtong is formed with semivowel + full vowel + semivowel. It is well possible that there are languages with three full vowels in one syllable because the main proberty of a vowel is that an infinite number of vowel can follow each other. (What is not the case with consonants. We can't pronounce mtrkts, but we can pronounce aeoueau.)

example meaning
Uruguai Uruguay
saguão entrance hall
averiguei I examined
cheia high tide

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