THE CONSONANT "V"

/v/

MIDDLE ENGLISH THROUGH PRESENT-DAY ENGLISH

SOURCE: OE /f/

Voiceless labiodental fricative

The consonant /v/, which did not exist as a separate phoneme in OE, has been stable from ME through PDE.

CONSONANT
ME /v/
EME /v/
PDE /v/
SPELLING
v, u
v, u, vv, uu
v, vv
EXAMPLE
veyne
vein
vein

SOUND

CHANGES AFFECTING /v/

ME /v/

Loss in consonant cluster