Now, I wanna focus on the 'ue' multigraph. Don't worry cause I will teach you all there is about it. Let's begin, shall we?

English Multigraph "ue"

'ue' is a digraph that we are going to talk about its sound(s) here.

Digraphs are a set of two letters that stand together and produce a new sound.

Digraph ue
Name ue (pronounced /ˈjuː ˈiː/)
Sound(s) /u:/, /juː/, /∅/

The Digraph 'ue'

Sound 1: /u:/

'ue' always comes at the end of words and it sounds /u:/

glue /ɡluː/

clue /kluː/

blue /bluː/

issue /ˈɪʃ.uː/

Sound 2: /juː/

'ue' standing at the end of words also sounds /juː/:

value /ˈvæl.juː/

continue /kənˈtɪn.juː/

Sound 3: /∅/

'ue' standing at the end of words can also sound silent /∅/. Such words are mainly borrowed from other languages.

fatigue /fəˈtiːɡ/

tongue /tʌŋ/

picturesque /ˌpɪk.tʃərˈesk/

colleague /ˈkɑː.liːɡ/

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