MIDDLE ENGLISH "AU"

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/au/

Spelling: au, av, aw

autour "author"
straunge "strange"

Diphtong: /a/ + /u/. Vowel of PDE father + vowel of PDE boot.

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OE /a/ + OE /h/ ME Diphthongization Smoothing EME /ô/ , /a/ , or /æ/
OE /a/ + OE /g/ ME Diphthongization
OE /a/ + OE /w/ ME Diphthongization