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English spellings/Catalogs/Y

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This page lists pronunciations of English words that begin with Y. To see a different letter navigate with the table above. The apostrophe is treated as the last letter of the alphabet, after Z.

For a pronunciation key, click on the Catalogs link at the top of the page.[e]


Y = Wŷe river = BrE (with no h sound) whŷ reason

yacht *yót does not rhyme with bôat

yàhoo: Swift in Gulliver's Travels capitalises it, and the company's name also adds a final exclamation mark: Yàhoo!

yánk tug = Yánk American

Yanukôvých

yàrmulka = yàrmulke

you

yeâ yes, cf. nây no (minimal pair)

yéah yes *yé

yêar or yëar

yëarn

Yeâts poet = Yâtes, more common spelling (cf. Kêats) = rarer spelling Yeâtes

Yeô =

yeôman

Yeôvil

Yevgény = Evgény, strictly with another, invisible y: *Yevgyény (Евгений)

Yíddish

yìêld

yôdel *yôadle

yógurt (also yóghurt, yóghourt)

yôke oxen = yôlk egg

yŏre days = yŏur you = yŏu're you are

Yosémitê

yoúng = Yoúng = Yoúnge

yŏur my = yŏu're I'm = yŏre past

yoûth sounds like the beginning of euthanâsia

yoû’ll = Yûle; or yŏu’ll or yoù’ll

ýttrium

yuàn

Yvétte

Yvónne = Evónne