This post comes to us from the email of a Mandarin speaker in China having trouble with the pronunciation of these two letters. This is a common problem, but not to worry, there’s an easy fix – focus on your LIPS. W is made with ROUNDED lips. V is made by... Learn how to say WOW and VOW in this American English Pronunciation Lesson. Learn the difference in the W and V sound in this video to be better understood. VOW: V-long OW WOW: W-long OW Learn how to say WHY and VIE in this American English Pronunciation Lesson. This video targets the difference between W and V. Don’t let the spelling confuse you. These words both end on the long I sound. WHY: W-long I VIE: V-long I Thanks for attending my live YouTube class. You can get the handouts and recorded video with the following links: HANDOUTS: V and W Sounds For more assistance, check out these products: The W Sound The V Sound The V sound is typically spelled with the letter V: void, advance, move. In a rare exception, it can be spelled with the letter F as in the word F.