I know perhaps you've already dsicussed this already here but I desperately need help on how to pronounce "UI". I've been hearing it from different sources and the more I hear it the more it confuses me (I have a mix of belgian, south Netherlands and Northern Netherlands friends so perhaps this is a source of confusion). I listened to various voice recordings on the internet to try and arrive to the correct pronunciation but I don't think I'm there yet.
Please tell me to which extent do you agree or disagree with the following:
The Dutch 'ui' is different from the Flemish 'UI'. For me the Dutch UI seems easier to imitate as it resembles the sound 'ou' in 'shout'. Do you agree that the dutch word 'uit' has a similar sound to the end of the english word "shout"? The flemish 'uit' sounds more like the english word 'ate' but can't really put my finger on it.
Anway what's important for me is an 'ui' sound which is understandable to both Flemish and Dutch and which I can reasonably imitate as a foreginer. Any tips or tricks? I really appreciate any help.