Martello tower, photo by Erik Simpson

Vowel Alternation in Ulysses

Other Vowel Alternation Sets of Note

The words in the following sets have been linked to their search results on The Ulysses Concordance so that the occurrences of each token can be easily located and tracked in case of further investigation. In some sets, words are included that require a change in voicing in one segment of the usual consonant structure. (This is an unintentional change that often happens in actual pronunciation; for example, [k] and [g] may be considered 'close enough,' or naturally derivable, from a linguistic standpoint.)

h_t

hot, hit, hat, hoot, hate, heat

n_p/b

nap, nip, nob, knob

p_n

pun, pin, pan, pen, pawn, ‘pon

p_r

poor, pair, pear, pyre, par, pier, peer, per, purr

sp_l

spell, spoil, spill

sp_t

spat, spit, spot, spite, spout

st_r

store, star, stare, steer, stir