MIDDLE ENGLISH "LONG CLOSE O"

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/o/

Spelling: o, oo

other "other"
god "good"

Mid, back, tense rounded long vowel. Vowel of PDE boat.

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OE /o:/
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Great Vowel Shift EME /u/ ,
EME /U/
OE /o/ Lengthening before consonants Influence of /r/ EME /o/
OE /u/ Lengthening before consonants