Is it a variant that native speakers may pronounce the word pro'duce (verb) as pro-'juice?
Due / Jew are homophonous in BE generally brianHowever, I don't think due is ever pronounced [dʒu], which would be homophonous with Jew.
Wikipedia source (quoted above) said:It leads to the words dew, due, and Jew being pronounced identically. Yod-coalescence has traditionally been considered non-RP.
And herein lies the nature of phonetics, what people say and what people think they say can be / usually are two hugely different things.For example, would you is (more often than not, at least for me) pronounced like wuh-jew, i.e. [wʊ.dʒu], though most people probably don't realize it.
Thank you for the replies.
[dju:] and [du:] (as in duce)are variants, but [dʒu:] (as in juice) is sort of wrong pronunciation. ---Is this current understanding of mine right?