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    Question How do you know when a vowel sounded like a consonant?

    The form a is used before a word beginning with a consonant, or a vowel sounded like a consonant
    a university <<< ju: ni ver ci ti the u still sounds like a vowel to me?
    Can somebody please give me more examples of this?
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    Default Re: How do you know when a vowel sounded like a consonant?

    Think of it this way: is it u or j that comes first?

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    Question Re: How do you know when a vowel sounded like a consonant?

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    Think of it this way: is it u or j that comes first?
    J comes first, so what?

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    Default Re: How do you know when a vowel sounded like a consonant?

    Quote Originally Posted by hugsandkisses View Post
    J comes first, so what?
    The pronunciation begins with yu, which is a consonant sound.

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    Default Re: How do you know when a vowel sounded like a consonant?

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    The pronunciation begins with yu, which is a consonant sound.
    y is not a vowel, therefore it makes a consonant sound?

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    Default Re: How do you know when a vowel sounded like a consonant?

    'yu', or better 'yoo' is a consonant sound. You need to to consider whether it is a vowel or consonant sound that follows an article, not whether it is an actual vowel or consonant.

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