I’ve seen many French sources, seeking to preserve the correct pronunciation, print it rather as “spoutnik”, which in French is closer to the “right” sound. (shop, chef, special) and ZH (usual, massage, Asia), Lesson 32: T and TT Sounds (true T sound, D sound, stop sound, silent T). OO, oo, OO, oo. Happy word sorting! Lesson 17: Diphthong Word list activities: The long /oo/ sound. Often, unstressed vowels have a more relaxed lip position. You can compare the german u sounds on this page: http://userweb.port.ac.uk/~joyce1/abinitio/pronounce/vowelue.html, Looks like the “short ü” sounds pretty close to what’s needed, and miles better than ‘uh.’. Test yourself using the 'Listen and Spell' spelling test. First, let’s take a look at the mouth position. Certainly in pinyin it’s much more like the vowel in “new” than in “noo.” But it’s better than the vowel in ‘nut’, though. The above video may be from a third-party source. https://www.thefreedictionary.com/words-containing-oo, Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary. Short of spelling it with “oo” or using IPA (or a similar system) to indicate pronunciation, I don’t think there’s a good way to unambiguously mark that sound using a “u” and a diacritic in English. As other posters have said, English doesn’t use diacritics. We accept no responsibility for any videos from third-party sources. This transition into position for the sound is just as important as the position itself. Lesson 29: CH Sound (China, century, watch) and J Sound (Germany, educate , judge) Begin by introducing the oo sound heard in the word look. Or use our Unscramble word solver to find your best possible play! Lesson 02: Word They’ll just ignore them. The short and long phonics oo sounds make up words that are seen every day, such as “look,” “book,” “choo choo” and “zoo.”. Sound (not, off, socks) This math worksheet gives your child practice writing fractions as decimals and vice versa. (unvoiced) TH sound (think, The same sound exists in French. Yeah, my instinct, upon seeing a macron in English, is to pronounce the “u” as “YEW”, not “oo.”. We want to begin this sound with lips that are more relaxed to move into this tighter lip position. Irony. Lesson 14: Long O No diacritic is needed for the close rounded vowel in the English word “put.” So why should one be needed for Sputnik? Free oo sound worksheets to go along with the lesson. Ahh, so the (german) umlat does the trick? we have tried our best to include every possible word combination of a given word. Other vowel sounds have one mouth position, ee, for example. The ü in German is not an “uh.” It’s a pinched “oo”. hit) The phonic alphabet symbol, representing the sound, appears in the top right hand corner. It’s important to know the correct mouth position so you can get the vowel right: study this vowel with illustrations and up close, slow motion speech. Return G. Pohl Wie verhalten wir uns im Chaos der gegenwärtigen Corona-Krise? The spelling double O (OO) can have more than one sound in English. Lesson 25: S Sound (sit, box, cats) and Z Sound (zip, buzz, boys) Look at how much the corners of the lips come in for this sound. The umlaut is definitely not the right diacritic for the reasons mentioned above and, more importantly, even if umlauts were used in English as in German, it’s not the same vowel sound. It is important to fully get this sound and pronounce it correctly. Join Rachel's English Academy or buy Rachel's eBook, American English Pronunciation, to supercharge your conversational English.