Compound Vowels

u and i, separated widely Try this experiment: pronounce the vowels u (like "oo" in "moon") and i (like "ee" in "meet") one after another:


u and i, separated less widely Now pronounce them with a little bit less time between each vowel:


u and i, closer And closer still...


u and i blended to wi If you blend the vowels together, it will turn into the sound of the word "we" (which is romanized as "wi"):

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