§ 131. Summary of pReceding sections 90-130
- ia, ua. Each vowel is pronounced separately, is as ee'-ă, ua as oe-ă.
- eo is pronounced yō; iu is pronounced ew. In a few words eo and iu are short, like yŭ or you in young.
- Digraphs with one vowel marked long (ái, éi, ói, úi, éa, eá, ío) Give the whole digraph the sound of the vowel marked long; the other vowel is scarcely heard.
- ae and ao are both pronounced like ae in Gaelic.
- Most of the digraphs were formerly pronounced, like ia and ua, with the two vowel sounds distinctly audible. Traces of this are yet heard, see §§ 125, 128.
as in English
See § 13-16