I've been taking an american training recently, and I find the most difficult words to pronunce are the words like failure, million, familiar, etc. I'm really confused about the "L" sound, It's not actually an "L" but more like a "y", or something between the two. I just want to how you native speakers pronunce these words, what's the position of your tongue? Thanks.
yes, but in the dictionary, the pronunciation is
there is no "U"
That's right. IPA has [j] or [y] before [u], as in United States = [yu:].
My ur = IPA [yu]