In Mandarin should there be any difference between the pronunciation of the pinyin final in "jiu" and the pronunciation of the pinyin whole word "you"?

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The pinyin Final "iu" contains a hidden "o", so it is pronounced "iou".

"y" is actually an "i" Final being used as an Initial.

So the answer is: if both are the same tones, no :)

Same tones as in: 就 (jiù) and 又 (yòu)


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