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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDOEUROPEAN VOWELS
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16th cc accent allophones analogical Anglian assibilated back-vowel became mute Chaucer coalesced consonants denoted dental dialects diphthongs Dobson Dutch early EMidl eMoE English Dialect Evidence final position French front-vowels gemination Gimson grammarians Hence MoE i-mutation Indo-European initial Instances Jespersen Kentish language later Latin lengthening in open loanwords long vowels medial Middle English Midlands Modern English monophthong mutation nasals non-WS normal North Note OE form OE period OFris Old English open syllables open vowel phoneme pret pret.pl Primitive Germanic probably Prokosch pronounced pronunciation reflected reflex remained result Scandinavian Scots short vowels shortening sound sound-change spelt spirant survived Swed symbol tense took place unrounded variant Vcd Br Vcd velar verb Verner's Law voiceless Vowel Shift weak-stressed West-Saxon WGic words Wright Wyld