THE CONSONANT "G"

/g/

MIDDLE ENGLISH THROUGH PRESENT-DAY ENGLISH

SOURCE: OE /g/ before consonants, back vowels, or front vowels resulting from umlaut

Voiced velar stop

The consonant /g/ has been stable from ME through PDE.

CONSONANT
OE /g/
ME /g/
EME /g/
PDE /g/
SPELLING
g, 3
g, gg
g, gg
g, gg
EXAMPLE
gan
go
go
go

SOUND

CHANGES AFFECTING /g/

EME /g/

Loss in initial position before /n/