Are you making this pronunciation mistake?
Here’s a word that you may be pronouncing the wrong way. The word is fuel.
This week two of my accent reduction coaching clients emailed me to ask how to pronounce the word fuel correctly.
They were pronouncing it in a way that their listeners interpreted as fool.
Oh, oh, that’s not cool!
How to pronounce fuel correctly
Here’s what you need to know if you want to pronounce fuel correctly.
The word fuel contains both a ʸ and a ʷ insertion. When I work with my clients, I spell it like this fʸuʷ➝ʷəl.
That usually works.
Listen to the correct pronunciation of fuel here.
Other words with ʸ or ʷ insertions include:
You can’t see those insertions, but if you listen carefully to native speakers, you’ll hear them.
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