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I've recently noticed a lot of the sounds with -yoo in it, I'm pronounicating them differently (I say "il" instead of "yoo"). I saw a speech therapist for a couple of months and she never mentioned it, so I want to make sure I'm really pronouncing them wrong before I start correcting them.
For example, I pronounce:
-computer as "kum-pil-ter"- dictionary.com says "kum-pyoo-ter"
-human as "hil-man"- dictionary.com says "hyoo-man"
-humid as "hil-mid"
-new as "n-il" with less "l" sound (glottal stop on l)- dictionary.com says "nyoo"
-few as "f-il" with less "l" sound (glottal stop on l)- dictionary.com says "fyoo"
-view as "v-il" with less "l" sound (glottal stop on l)- dictionary.com says "v-yoo"
-student as "stil-dent" - dicitonary.com says "styoo-dent"
When I say eg. still-dent, then styoo-dent, styoodent sounds better, but in normal speech, I never notice myself pronouncing student wrongly. I can see me, for example, pronouncing few and getting mistaken for "feel" though.
I think the problem originated with my hearing, I still hear people say few like "feel" instead of "fyoo". But when I say using "fyoo" instead of "feel", it sounds much better...
Is this problem common and does it require fixing?
Thanks for the help!
Last edited by bibi00; 22-Sep-2011 at 12:47.