New on YouTube! In this lesson, we will look at the natural American English pronunciation of the pronoun YOU, when it is followed by words beginning with A or O. When we pronounce these word combinations, we generally link the OO sound of YOU and the A or O vowel sound of the next word using a slight W sound. This is known as liaison in language and some English teachers like to call it linking or blending.
Here are the example sentences:
- You add these numbers. → You-w-add these numbers.
- You aren’t going? → You-w-aren’t going?
- You ate an apple. → You-w-ate an apple.
- Do you always do that. → Do you-w-always do that.
- Do you arrange the schedule? → Do you-w-arrange the schedule?
- You only live once. → You-w-only live once.
- You open it. → You-w-open it.
- You outgrew that shirt. → You-w-outgrew that shirt.
- You overcame a lot. → You-w-overcame a lot.
- Did you obtain the documents? → Did you-w-obtain the documents?
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