Section 4

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Long 'i' - as in 'machine'

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shires

ryden

 

Short 'i' - as in 'sit'

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this

thyng

 

Short 'i' and short 'i' Sentence Examples

But natheless, whil I have tyme and space

Er that I ferther in this tale pace

(Il. 35-36)

 

But al be that he was a philosophre

Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre

(Il. 297-298)

 

Keep in mind that the letters 'i' and 'y' are freely interchangeable in Middle English.