ū / ju – music

  • Name: ‘long u’. Voiced. This sound is made with your vocal cords.
  • To make this sound, we need to combine two other sounds: the first is the /y/ sound and the second is the ‘long oo’ /ōō/ sound.
  • Start with the corners of your lips pulled back in the smiling position.
  • The middle part of your tongue is high in your mouth, touching your upper side teeth.
  • From here, your mouth shifts into the position held when make the ‘long oo’ /ōō/ sound.
  • Your lips move forward into a tight circle pushed away from your face.
  • Similar sound: /w/, /ōō/.