THE CONSONANT "B"

/b/

SOURCE: Germanic */b/

Voiced bilabial stop

The consonant /b/ has been stable from OE through PDE.

CONSONANT
OE /b/
ME /b/
EME /b/
PDE /b/
SPELLING
b
b, bb
b, bb
b, bb
EXAMPLE
bidan
bide
bide
bide

SOUND

CHANGES AFFECTING /b/

ME /b/

Loss in consonant clusters

Intrusive consonant