OLD ENGLISH "SHORT ASH"

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/æ/

Spelling: æ

æfter "after"
getæl "number"

Low, front, unrounded short vowel. The vowel of PDE bat.

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Germanic */a/
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ME /a/
Breaking OE /æ'/
Palatal diphthongization OE /æ'/
Umlaut OE /e/