THE CONSONANT "F"

/f/

MIDDLE ENGLISH THROUGH PRESENT-DAY ENGLISH

SOURCE: OE /f/ , initially or in the vicinity of voiceless phonemes; ME /h/ , in final position

Voiceless labiodental fricative

The consonant /f/ has been stable from EME through PDE.

CONSONANT
OE /f/
ME /f/
EME /f/
PDE /f/
SPELLING
f
f, ff
f, ff, gh, ph (loanwords)
f, ff, gh, ph (loanwords)
EXAMPLE
fif
five
five
five

SOUND