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- 28 Jun 2015 13:56
- Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
- Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Does anyone know the sequence of sound change rules that lead to the vowels in Modern English woman , women developing from Old English wīfmann , wīfmenn ? More specifically: -How did /i/ (shortened by pre-cluster shortening) get rounded to [ʊ] in the first syllable of the singular, but not the plur...