SquirrellyMama Posted January 27, 2011 Share Posted January 27, 2011 I'm curious how people pronounce the word "tube". I was reading in OPG today and it said that although some people use the oo (as in food) sound we should pronounce it with a long u sound. I cannot make my mouth make the long u sound with the word tube. It sounds really weird when I do it. Very forced. Where do people use the long u for the words tube, June, and Duke? Is there a regional accent that makes it easier or that makes it sound less forced? I had this problem last week with another word. It was the word "want". I say it as if it were spelled "wunt". I don't use the "aw" sound as the book said. I called my parents, who grew up in IL, and they both said it like I did. I learned to read in IL. My friends here in IA said it with the "aw" sound as did my dh from MN. I'm wondering if IL phonics are different from everyone else :001_smile: Kelly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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