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Great Vowel Shift. An idiosyncracy of English spelling:. rate. rat. bite. bit. weed. wed. cot. coot. The Bouma shape. Tihs is qtiue esay to raed. It's spespuod to be psoisble to raed tihs. But it’s ixapnelcliby peioltrbmac to dcpeiher tihs. Great Vowel Shift.

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Great vowel shift
Great Vowel Shift

An idiosyncracy of English spelling:

rate

rat

bite

bit

weed

wed

cot

coot


Great vowel shift

The Bouma shape

Tihs is qtiue esay to raed

It's spespuod to be psoisble to raed tihs

But it’s ixapnelcliby peioltrbmac to dcpeiher tihs


Great vowel shift1
Great Vowel Shift

An idiosyncracy of English spelling:

rate

rat

bite

bit

weed

wed

cot

coot


Great vowel shift

OE

before 1150

ME

1150-1500

Modern English

Early Mod. E

1500-1650


Great vowel shift

OE

before 1150

ME

1150-1500

Early Mod. E

1500-1650

Modern English

>

>

>

>

>

>

later

diphthonging

Great

Vowel

Shift

spelling

change






Great vowel shift

house

tide

sweet

moon

clean

stone

name


Great vowel shift

hús

tíd

swét

móna

´

clæn

stán

nama


Great vowel shift

tide

house

sweet

moon

clean

stone

name


Great vowel shift

moon

sweet

tide

house

clean

stone

name



Great vowel shift

house

tide


Great vowel shift

house

tide


Great vowel shift

house

tide


Great vowel shift

house

tide


Great vowel shift

house

tide


Great vowel shift

house

tide


Great vowel shift

sweet

clean, break

name


Great vowel shift

sweet

clean

break

name


Great vowel shift

stone

break

name


Great vowel shift

goat

face


Great vowel shift

goat

face


Great vowel shift

goat

face


Great vowel shift

goat

face


Great vowel shift

GVS

Long vowels only!


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