OLD ENGLISH "LONG ASH"

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/æ:/

Spelling: æ

ælc "each"
tæcan "teach"

Low, front, unrounded long vowel. The vowel of PDE pal.

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Germanic */e:/
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ME /e/ , ME /e:/
Breaking OE /æ:'/
OE /a:/ Umlaut Palatal diphthongization OE /æ:'/
ME diphthongization ME /æi/
ME diphthongization ME /eu/