One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A glide terminating the articulation of a speech sound, when the vocal organs either return to a neutral position or adopt a position anticipating the formation of the next sound.Compare with on-glide
- ‘In most contemporary dialects, it's a diphthong with a high front off-glide, so you might take it as mixed on the hot-or-not dimension.’
- ‘There are many dialects of English that fully vocalize syllable-final/l /, turning it into a high back off-glide, and for speakers of these dialects, vows and vowels have merged phonologically.’
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