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Middle English Vowels and Consonants →  September 30, 2011

Middle English Vowels 1. During this period the language underwent such qualitative changes: 1. In Middle English Vowels in the final unstressed position are reduced (or levelled). 2. Monophthongs’ development in Middle English language:     З. ОЕ diphthongs are monophthongized: 4. Vocalization of ƺ after e, æ and w after o, a. 5.The sounds […]

Old English Consonants →  September 30, 2011

1. Only 14 phonemes: p, b, m, f, t, d, n, s, r, 1, þ, (ð), c, ƺ, h. 2. OE voiceless cons, surrounded by voiced sounds becomes voiced, and a voiced cons, when final is unvoiced. 3. Absence of affricates and fricatives (tʃ, dƺ, ƺ). 4. Dependence of quality upon environment: Among the 14 […]