MIDDLE ENGLISH "AI"

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/æi/

Spelling: ay, ai, ey, ei

eyre "air"
day "day"

Diphthong: /æ/ + /i/. Vowel of PDE bat + vowel of PDE beet.

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OE /e/ + OE /g/ ME Diphthongization Smoothing EME /e/
OE /e:/ + OE /g/ ME Diphthongization
OE /æ/ + OE /g/ ME Diphthongization
OE /æ:/ + OE /g/ ME Diphthongization
OE /e/ + OE /h/ ME Diphthongization
OE /e:/ + OE /h/ ME Diphthongization