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Re: Middle English question

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Thursday, July 29, 1999, 15:36
On Thu, 29 Jul 1999, Nik Taylor wrote:

> Could anyone tell me how my sig was pronounced? The final -e's are > pronounced as /@/, yes? > -- > "[H]e axed after eggys: And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude not > speke no Frenshe ... And then at last a nother sayd that he woulde haue > hadde eyren: then the goode wyf sayd that she vnderstood hym wel." -- > William Caxton
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. And much of that might be wrong, but it'll get you close.