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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDOEUROPEAN VOWELS
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16th cc accent allophones analogical Anglian assibilated back-vowels became mute Chaucer coalesced consonants denoted dental dialects diphthongs Dobson Dutch early EMidl eMoE English Dialect Evidence final position French front-vowels fronted gemination Gimson grammarians Hence MoE Humber i-mutation Indo-European initial Instances inverted spelling Kentish language later Latin lengthening in open loanwords long vowels medial Middle English Midlands Modern English monophthong mutation nasals non-WS 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 South spelt spirant survived Swed symbol tense took place unrounded variants Vcd Br Vcd velar verb Verner's Law voiced surroundings weak-stressed WGic whence words Wright Wyld