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Re: Middle English question

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Thursday, July 29, 1999, 18:24
On Thu, 29 Jul 1999, Nik Taylor wrote:

> Patrick Dunn wrote: > > OE is more my field, but the general rules are: > > > > final e's pronounced as /@/ > > a vowel before a final e is long, unless followed by double consonants (so > > "hadde" is a short a, but the e in speke is long > > doubled vowels are long > > y pronounced like /i/. > > Most vowels have their eupropean equivelents. > > So, something like: > [he: aks@d after eg@s and Te: go:d@ wif answerd@ Tat Se: cu:d@ spe:k@ > no: frenS@ and Ten at last a no:Ter sEd Tat he: wu:ld@ ha:v@ had@ ej:r@n > Ten Te: go:d@ wif sEd Tat Se: understo:d him wel]?
I believe so. Remember that the /w/ in answerde is pronounced, too. They really didn't have much of that silent letter nonsense.