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Frank George Valoczy wrote:


> > > u is pronounced like the 'oo' sound in the word 'tOOk' while 'y' is
> > > pronounced like the 'oo' sound in 'bOOt'. The mouth is far more rounded
> > > for the latter and the two sounds are quite distinct and different.
> >
> > Now I am very confused...
> > I guess to ask it as simply as possible: are or are not /u/ and /y/
> > pronounced as in Finnish?

To which Daniel44 replied:

> laip (yes)

Then your pronunciation guide is misleading.  Uusisuom "u" is pronounced like
the "oo" sound in "boot" (NOT the "oo" sound in "took"), while "y" is
pronounced like the "u" sound in French "lune" (NOT the "oo" sound in "boot").

Matt.