There is no letter “OO” in the English alphabet, but Long-OO and Short-oo are part of the vowel system. Short-oo Short-oo is a unique vowel sound that is not represented by any other vowel letter. This vowel is explained in “Short-oo? What’s that?” Long-OO Long-OO does not have its own sound. It uses the Long-U-2 sound.… Read More Long-OO

The Sounds of U

The vowel system is the most complicated part of the pronunciation-spelling system of English, because each vowel letter represents three or four different vowel sounds. The letter “U” has three different sounds, but one thing that is unique about “U” is that it has two Long-vowel sounds. The basic sounds of the English letter “U”… Read More The Sounds of U