Section 6

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Long 'u' - as in 'boot'

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flour

fowles

droghte

 

Short 'u' - as in 'put'

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but

yonge

sonne

 

'u' umlaut, as in 'lune' (in French)

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vertu

nature

 

Long 'u', Short 'u' and 'u' umlaut Sentence Examples

Aboute his nekke, under his arm adoun.

The hoote somer hadde maad his hewe al broun

(GP 393-94)

 

Of double worstede was his semycope,

that rounded as a belle out of the presse

Somewhat he lipsed, for his wantonesse

(GP 262-64)