‘Yod dropping’! How do you pronounce emu?

the evolution of emu to EE-mooh was an example of yod dropping.

some words ending in that /u/ vowel in English (e.g. “blue”, “rude”) were once pronounced with a palatal — /rjud, blju/ — but are now not. This … is yod dropping”

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