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The sounds of in "hoot" and "hood"
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We make the sound in "hoot" (/u/) with our really rounded. Sing "ooh, baby, baby" or pretend you are going to kiss someone.

Here is a picture of
someone making this sound.
See how round her lips are.

See here that when she says "hood", her lips are more relaxed.

Now let's listen to some sounds!

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last updated 2/14/10