I'm playing the pronunciation over and over again but I cannot say it myself: Is the word new in British English and similar ones pronounced as [nyu], like the word meow, or is it pronounced like [ñu:] with the spanish ñ or Czech and Turmen ň?
To an English-speaking ear, these two variants (consonant sequence
ny versus palatalised
ñ) sound identical. In fact, your question is probably incomprehensible to most monolingual English speakers.
For myself (British English), I pronounce it as a palatalised
ñ. But either variant is fine, and nobody will notice the difference.
In BrE, new is pronounced with a /y/ sound: "nyew". In AmE, it is "noo".
new [adjective] uk /njuː/ us /nuː/
I want to add my 5 cents to the previous answers as this is the first result on this question from Google.
The right symbol there is
/ɲ/, see. That's the sound for Czech/Slovak ň, Polish ń, Spanish ň, Italian gn, Rusian нь and so on. According to the previous link, the sound is not present in English and you don't find it in a dictionary neither as far as I know.
Therefore, I wouldn't trust answer of English native speaker on this topic as they don't have ň, so they can't really tell difference between n
/n/ and ň
According to pronunciation of knew homophone Wiktionary Americans tends to say
/n(j)uː/, while Britons
/ɲ(j)uː/. I think British pronunciation is actually result of relaxed pronunciation – when you try to pronounce
/nju:/ neglectfully, you actually merge n and j and result is
note: Please, notice that ɲ symbol is actually combination of letter n and j, for an obvious reason.