MIDDLE ENGLISH "SCHWA"

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/'/

Spelling: e, a, o, u, v

sunne "sun"

Mid, central, unrounded short vowel. In ME appearing only in unstressed syllables. Vowel of PDE but.

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REFLEX
OE /a/, /e/, /o/, /u/
[unstressed]
Loss of quality in unstressed syllables
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EME /'/