OLD ENGLISH "SHORT U"

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/u/

Spelling: u

under "under"
sumor "summer"

High, back, tense rounded short vowel. The vowel of PDE put.

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Germanic */u/
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ME /U/
Lengthening before consonants ME /u/
ME /o/
Umlaut OE /y/
Lengthening in open syllables ME /o/