EARLY MODERN ENGLISH "OW"

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/'u/

Spelling: ou, ov, ow, ough, ovgh

out
house

Diphthong: /'/ +/u/. Vowel of PDE but + vowel of PDE boot.

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ME /u/ Great Vowel Shift Great Vowel Shift PDE /aU/
ME /U/ + ME /h/ Compensatory lengthening + Great Vowel Shift