OLD ENGLISH "SHORT EO"

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/e'/

Spelling: eo

eorðe "earth"
georn "eager"

Diphthong: OE /e/ + unstressed middle vowel /'/. The vowel of PDE bet + the vowel of PDE but.

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OE /e/
Breaking
Smoothing ME /e/
OE /i/ Breaking Umlaut OE /y/