“you” all vowels?

Does the word “you” contain all vowels? Or is the “y” considered a consonant?

“You” is a funny word to begin with anyways. How did the “y” and the “o” get screwed out of the pronunciation and it’s just “u”?

Any help given to me, a linguistically vowel-challenged fool, would be appreciated.

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Tom Saaristo
14 years ago

Y at the BEGINNING of a syllable marks a consonant sound (and so may be called a consonant) examples: you yellow yak

Y elsewhere in a syllable (middle or end) represents a vowel sound (and so is called a vowel). examples — the many words with a -y ending/suffix: happy, funny…

Matt Maldre
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14 years ago

the letter “y” the vowel-consonant shape-shifter.