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See also: költ
Middle Low German
- Stem vowel: ô²
- (originally) IPA(key): /kɔːlt/ or IPA(key): /kɔlt/
- While the combination /ld/ originally lengthened the vowel in Old Saxon, in several Middle Low German dialects it was treated like a geminate, or had actually become /lː/, and in turn shortened long vowels occurring before it. Further, the vowel was shortened before /lt/ from final obstruent devoicing. Dialects then often began to apply the more common vowel length across all forms.
Declension of kolt
|The longer forms become rarer in the course of the period.|