lesson 7 — u
(1). Ui is an abbreviation of u + ei. U is pronounced oo, and “ei” is pronounced “ay.”
Examples: “Sui” sounds like “sway,” and “dui” sounds like “dway.”
About Lun. It is an abbreviation of Lu plus en (the en is pronounced “uhn.”
More examples: Kun sounds like “koo-uhn,” and dun sounds like “doo-uhn.”
More about the TABLE:
In the left column, all the words rhyme with “oo.”
In the right column, all the words have the umlaut sound.
Therefore, ju is never pronounced “jew,” and qu is never pronounced “chew.”
So it is not necessary to write the two dots above the u — it is taken for granted.
However, for N and L, both possibilities exist.
Nu is pronounced “new,” but nǖ is pronounced with the umlaut sound.
In the COMBINATIONS list, all the letter y sounds in the right column are silent “y’s.”