/ū/as in unicorn.
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How to spell the lengthy /ū/ sound:

Sometimes, we simply need the letter u, for example:
cupiddualdueldutyfuelfuture
humanmusicstudentunituniformunion
Sometimes, we include another letter, for example:
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u-e together in cube.

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ue together in statue.ew as in "mew".
We use the break-up digraph u-e to make the u say its name.We addue. We use ew.
Some examples:

cubetubenudehugeDukemulefumedunetuneusefusecutemutecurepurecapsuleassumeconsumecostumeperfumeresumefortuneabuseamuse

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accuseconfuseexcuseobtuserefuseendureclosuremanurematuresecurerebukerefugedelugemodulegranuleacuteminuteprosecuteexecuteinstituteattitude... And also many more

Some examples:

cue* due*huesueargueensueissuepursuequeue*rescuerevuesubduetissuevaluebarbecue

Some examples:

dew*few new*knew*pewstewnephew

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ewe* (sheep)




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Notes:1) Words marked * are homophones. See web page 26. 2) In some words u-e, ue and ew do the sound/oo/ as in boot. This words are in Unit 13.

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