Gothic "au"

David L. White dlwhite at
Sat Mar 17 13:44:08 UTC 2001

> From this, it seems that Ulfila wrote _au_ for Greek /o/ when it was
> accented or came before the accented syllable, and /u/ otherwise. This could
> also support the idea that Gothic _au_ was really pronounced /o/.

        That Gothic "au" was, among other things (probably), a spelling for
/o/, as "ai" was for /e/, is not disputed by most observers.  The evidence,
some of which we have just seen, is too strong.

Dr. David L. White

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