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Re: YAEPT after all: English diphthongs

From:Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Thursday, August 28, 2008, 18:27
On 27/08/08 02:44:34, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:47 AM, Peter Collier > <petecollier@...> wrote: > > But to return to the question in point, the monophthong > > diphthong > change is down to the GVS, pure and simple, no? > > Yes, that's what I thought. But Tristan's reply . . . of course, > he's > not reading this anymore at this point . . . listed PRICE as one of > the vowels that was traditionally diphthong. At least, in "EMnE", > whatever that means.
Apparently my attempt to go nomail failed to work so I've skimmed this thread at least. Not thoroughly reading it as internet time is limited, but ... EMnE = Early Modern English, i.e. after the Great Vowel Shift. So ME (i.e. Middle English) i: -> EMnE @i -> MnE ai or Ai (amongst others). Now though I really do mean to go nomail. Hopefully I get it right this time. -- Tristan.