Umlaut (linguistics)

In linguistics, umlaut is a sound change in which a vowel is pronounced more like a following vowel or semivowel. The term umlaut was originally coined in connection with the study of Germanic languages, as it had occurred prominently in the history of many of them. While a common English plural is umlauts, the German plural is Umlaute.


In linguistics, umlaut is a sound change in which a vowel is pronounced more like a following vowel or semivowel. The term umlaut was originally coined in connection with the study of Germanic languages, as it had occurred prominently in the history of many of them. While a common English plural is umlauts, the German plural is Umlaute.
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