One difference between British English and American English is the use of the /j/ "y" sound in words like new, due, and tune. In American English, these words only have the vowel /u/ "oo" sound: "noo, doo, toon," and in British and other dialects of English they have the glide /j/ before the /u/: "nyou, dyou, tyoun."
In American English, we use the /u/ vowel in some words by itself, and in other words, we use a glide together with the /u/ vowel (/ju/). Here are some of the most common words, sorted by which sounds they use.
do, due, new, knew, school, food,
room, soon, move, true, blue, moon,
too, two, into, noon
you, use, view, unit, music
beautiful, menu, value, useful, users
university, youth, communication,
continue, review, human, computer,
cute, argue, amuse
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Words like "line, mine, pine," and "dine" are pronounced with /aɪn/ (sounds like "I" + n). For example, line sounds like lie+n. When we add "-ine" as a suffix on the ends of words, it can sound the same as in these words, "ine" /aɪn/ or like "in" /ɪn/ or "een" /in/.
Here are the words broken down by which pronunciation they have.
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