pronunciation: me for my

Keith Bradford

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English (Midlands UK)
... I'd probably have written the latter as "mi leg" ...]

In Early Modern English the standard pronunciation of my was /mǝɪ/ but also /mɪ/ when unstressed.* That hasn't changed in 400 years, and is what's being represented here. Different writers use me or mi to represent it.

* Source: David Crystal: The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation
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