Origin of umlaut
How to use umlaut in a sentence
The letter is equivalent to (o umlaut); the correct letterform may have been unavailable to the printer.Three in Norway|James Arthur Lees
There is no trace of such vocalic mutation (“umlaut”) in Gothic, our most archaic Germanic language.
Meanwhile all consciousness of the merely phonetic nature of “umlaut” vanished centuries ago.
“Umlaut” is still a very live symbolic process in German, possibly more alive to-day than in medieval times.
The u- -umlaut of a is wanting, except in eawles 126; for heatel 128 heates is read.