The Letter U (The English Alphabet)
The letter U is the twenty-first letter in The English Alphabet. It is also the fifth Vowel in The English Alphabet.
As with every letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter U has two versions in the written form.
These two versions are called: The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.
The Upper-Case U looks like this:
The Lower-Case U looks like this:
Notice that the only difference between The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case U is the size. The Lower-Case U is just a smaller version of The Upper-Case U. You will find that this is the same for quite a few letters in The Alphabet.
PronunciationAs you learn The Common Tongue of the English language, you will see that The letter U can be pronounced many different ways.
The two primary ways to pronounce The letter U are called, the Short Pronunciation and the Long Pronunciation.
The Short U
The Long U