MIDDLE ENGLISH "SHORT O"

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/ô/

Spelling: o

ofte "often"
God "God"

Low, back, rounded short vowel. Vowel of Modern British English hot.

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OE /o/
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EME /ô/
OE /o:/ Shortening Influence of /l/ EME /o/