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  • Hello, I'm John Russell.

  • Let's explore the difference between two vowel sounds.

  • Uh huh.

  • And do.

  • In previous videos, I described the vowel sound as the sound of models and the new vowel sound as the sound of schools.

  • But let's explore the difference between these sounds in a little more depth.

  • Let's start with the tongue.

  • Both sounds have, ah, high tongue position at the back of the mouth, but to make the new sound, your tongue should be a little higher.

  • There is also an important difference in the lips.

  • When you make the sound, your lips should be a little more relaxed For the who sound, your lips should be more tense.

  • Oh mm, who is more of a pure vowel sound, whereas who is a vowel?

  • That is followed by a very faint semi vowel, sometimes called an off glide.

  • That is why some pronunciation books spell the you sound as, oh one problem is that the and do vowel sounds have some similar spelling patterns.

  • Both can have oo spellings as in neighborhood school, and both can be spelled with the letter U.

  • As in push super, you can practice making the difference between these sounds with short words.

  • For example, try saying good food, good food.

  • That's all for today.

  • Keep up the good work.

Hello, I'm John Russell.

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How to Pronounce: /ʊ/ vs. / u/

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