THE CONSONANT "S"

/s/

MIDDLE ENGLISH THROUGH PRESENT-DAY ENGLISH

SOURCE: OE /s/ , initially or in the vicinity of voiceless phonemes

Voiceless alveolar fricative

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

CONSONANT
ME /s/
EME /s/
PDE /s/
SPELLING
s, ss, c
s, ss, c, t
s, ss, c
EXAMPLE
secan
seek
seek

SOUND

CHANGES AFFECTING /s/

EME /s/

Assibilation

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