Section 8

Diphthongs II

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'i' + 'u'

Single Word Breakdown

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knewe

newe

 

'e' + 'u'

Single Word Breakdown

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lewed

fewe

 

'i' + 'u' and 'e' + 'u'

Now is nat that of God a ful fair grace

That swich a lewed mannes wit shal pace

The wisdom of an heep of learned men?

(GP 573-75)

 

Hir frendshipe nas not newe to bigynne.

Wel knew he the old Esculapius

(GP 428-29)