A possible solution is indicated by a passage in Hunt (1691, p. 10), where we read: L. Ill what is the difference between ai, ei, oi, with an (i) and ay, ey, oy, with a (y)? or also between au, eu, ou, ... 26) that both the so-called aquot;shortaquot; diphthongs and also the aquot;longaquot; diphthongs may begin a word, though the aquot;shortaquot; diphthongs anbsp;...
|Title||:||Linguistic Change and the Great Vowel Shift in English|
|Author||:||Patricia M. Wolfe|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 1972|