MIDDLE ENGLISH "SHORT I"

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/I/

Spelling: i, y, j, ie

ilke "same"
did "did"

High, front, lax, unrounded short vowel. Vowel of PDE bit.

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OE /i/
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EME /I/
OE /i:/ Shortening
OE /y/ Unrounding