Pronunciation Of The TU Letter-Combination

 

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| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!he Pronunciation Of The TU Combination in The Common Tongue of The English Language — when it is located in the middle of the word (or at least, not at the beginning) — is very different than in most other languages.  In almost every situation — the “T” is actually pronounced like The CH Combination.

 

Notice!  —  The description below is ONLY for when The “Letter U” is “Long”.  When The “Letter U” is “SHORT” — the “T” is ALWAYS pronounced normally.

Also  —  These are not “Rules” of pronunciation.  These are descriptions of Common Usage, due to easy of pronunciation — developed over the entire history of human communication.

TU = tʃ  (the “CH” sound)

For Example:

Intellectual  =  Intellek-Choo-wəl

Adventure  =  Adven-Ch’r

Actual  =  Ak-Choo-wəl

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!s you can see from the examples above — whenever “The Long Letter U” follows The Letter “T” in a word (usually in a suffix) — it causes The Letter “T” to be pronounced as The “CH” Combination.  and The Letter “U” is either pronounced “Long” (as in the word, “Actual”) — or virtually disappears (as in the word “Adventure” — and almost every other word with the “-ture” suffix.)

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!owever — as you will see in the video below — this is not the case when The TU combination is at the beginning of the word — such as:  “Tunnel”.  But — as you should ALSO be able to see.  The word “Tunnel” has “The Short Letter U”.  So, a better example would have been the word “Tune”.  The word “Tune” has “The Long Letter U”.  But we do not say “Choon”;  We say “Toon”.

 

Notice!  —  There are a lot of people — predominantly from The UK — and mostly from the Techno, Drum’n’Bass, Reggae, & Dancehall music scenes  —  (as well as people from any other place that are associated with that type of social-group) — who actually DO say “Choon”.  But they will also spell it AS “Choon”!  This is ridiculous and stupid.

This is obviously NOT the correct pronunciation or spelling of the word “Tune”.  And even though I used be be a Drum’n’Bass DJ & MC — I refused to assimilate this ridiculous Slang version of the word.  This is because it comes from a mis-interpretation of the British pronunciation of the word — but then assumes that it is an all-together new term…  (A clear sign of the lack of intelligence.)

And THIS is because the British actually DO pronounce The TU Combination this way — even at the beginning of the word!  So even educated British people will appears say “Choon”.  However — they will actually spell it correctly.

But — If you speak or write in this way (and you are not British) — you will cause yourself to be seen & heard as a complete idiot, or at least, very annoying…  You’re welcome  😎

Enjoy!

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!retty simple, right?  Well, it SHOULD be.  Let me know if you have any questions, or if there is any other letter combinations that I can help you with.  Of course, you can always go to YouTube and search for videos on your own.  But, just because a video is on YouTube, does not mean that the information is always “good”…  (This one is though.)  😎

 

Have An Excellent Day!

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