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TABLE OF COMMON SCOTTISH VOWEL SOUNDS
ae } = open A as in rare.
au } = AW as in law
ea = open E as in mere, but this with exceptions, as
heather = heather, wean=wain, lear=lair.
ei } = open E as in mere.
oa = open O as in more.
ou = doubled O as in poor.
ow = OW as in bower.
u = doubled O as in poor.
ui or u-umlaut before R = (say roughly) open A as in
ui or u-umlaut before any other consonant = (say roughly)
close I as in grin.
y = open I as in kite.
i = pretty nearly what you please, much as in English,
Heaven guide the reader through that labyrinth! But in Scots
it dodges usually from the short I, as in grin, to the open E,
as in mere. Find the blind, I may remark, are prounced to
rhyme with the preterite of grin.
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