Guest   Tue May 15, 2007 7:20 pm GMT
I pronounce it /fud/, but I heard someone today pronounce it more like /fUd/.
Kelly   Tue May 15, 2007 7:24 pm GMT
the Californian pronunciation is ''fewd'', /u/ is fronted and slightly diphthongized.
Lazar   Tue May 15, 2007 7:38 pm GMT
I pronounce it ["fu:d]. I've never heard of it being pronounced /"fUd/ in any dialect.
Guest   Tue May 15, 2007 8:18 pm GMT
I think the speaker was from the Pittsburgh area.
Travis   Tue May 15, 2007 9:14 pm GMT
I also pronounce it ["fu:d] (or occasionally ["fu:t], thanks to sporadic final devoicing of stops), and have never heard it with [U].
Shatnerian   Tue May 15, 2007 9:55 pm GMT
I believe that mine is /fud/ or /fu:d/. It's a rather rounded pronunciation.
Jim   Wed May 16, 2007 12:58 am GMT
/fud/ is /fu:d/: no dialect distinguishes [u] and [u:]. On the other hand, some dialects don't distinguish /u:/ and /U/.
Guest   Wed May 16, 2007 1:25 am GMT
I've heard it pronounced ["fu:d] and ["fU:d].

I thought both long-voweled pronunciations were well known.