OLD ENGLISH "LONG EO"

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/e:'/

Spelling: eo

eower "your"
meos "moss"

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

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Germanic */eu/
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Smoothing ME /e/
OE /i:/ Breaking Umlaut OE /y:/
ME diphthongization ME /iu/
ME /eu/