zoo, do, soup, through, knew, shoe, flute, glue, fruit, food, to, group, grew, rule, cruel, suit, spoon, you, flew, boot, moon, bruise, room
I have noticed that some of these words have a contracted form using 'Room' 'Broom' have a contracted form but 'Boot' does not seem to have. The preceeding consonant sound seems to determine this. LW
Spelling: oo, o, ou, ough, ew,ui This is a long vowel. The lips are forward but flattish (as if to whistle), and there is a slight opening between them. The tongue is slightly raised from the floor of the mouth at the front and lifted slightly above the top edge of the bottom front teeth. The tongue is bunched in towards the midline. The sound resonates from the back and travels around the tongue towards the front.
The -ew- combination is usually pronounced
A foodie called Judy MacBruce
Found a use for the juice from a goose.
She took a good look
At a cookery book
And produced a quite beautiful goose mousse.
A foolish group tutor called Jude
When rebuked for being stupidly rude
Said "I could - p'r'aps I should -
Be fulsomely good
But I'd sooner be brutishly crude".
A railroad official at Crewe
Met an engine one day that he knew.
Though he nodded and bowed
The engine was proud,
and it cut him - it cut him in two!