OLD ENGLISH "LONG Y"

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/y:/

Spelling: i, y, ie

yð "wave"
dryman "rejoice"

High, front, tense, rounded long vowel. Vowel of Modern High German grün.

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Germanic */y:/
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Unrounding OE /i:/ , ME /i/
Unrounding OE /e:/ , ME /e/
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OE /u:/ , ME /u/