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Vowel Sounds
/uw/ - /ʊ/

Sound-Spelling Pattern

  /uw/   /ʊ/
in a small number of words.
oo too school
room noon
shoo zoo
oo

good wood
book cook wool

o to do who tomb oul could should would
o..e
oo..e
oe
ou
ough
whose
choose
shoe
soup
through
u

bush push
bull full pull
put sugar

u = /uw/

u = /yuw/

student flu gnu

future university

   
u...e
ue
eu
ui
blue flue
avenue due
neutral
suit fruit
   
ew = /uw/

ew = /yuw/

blew flew new knew

few view

   
etc. two lieutenant beautiful etc. woman
Homophones

blue blew
do due dew
flue flu flew
new knew gnu
shoo shoe
to too two
through threw

Homophones wood would