Is it a unique or an unique?

Vanabel/ 7月 26, 2013/ 互联网/ 0 comments

[From wiki answer]:一句话, 如果首字母u的发音像yoo而非ʌ那么就应该视为辅音而非元音.

An unique, an university, an European, etc are desperately pedantic.

No, it’s “a unique”. Here is a good explanation I found whilst “googling”:

“When a “u” word is pronounced as though it begins with a “y” (yoo nique), it’s treated more like the consonant sound of the y. So, a university, an umbrella, a usual day, an unusual day.” When you google it, you get about 78,700,000 matches.

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