Section 9

Diphthongs III

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'oi' and 'oy' , as in boy

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coy

joy

anoint

 

'o' + 'u'

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growen

 

long 'o' + 'u'

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soule

 

'o' + 'u'

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thoght

foughte

'oi' and 'oy', 'o' + 'u' and long 'o' + 'u' Sentence Examples

For hardily, she nas nat undergrowe

(GP 156)

 

Now by my fader soule that is deed

(GP 781)

 

At mortal batailles hadde he been fiftene,

And foughten for oure feith at Tramyssene

(GP 61-62)

For Frenssh of Parys was to hire unknowe.

(GP 126)