One of my colleague have kept pronouncing 'fuel' as 'fju:ə'.
There is omission of the 'L' sound. In the dictionary, phonetic transcription of 'fuel' is 'fju:əl'
I'm not a native speaker (living in Korea speak of which), but I can say that sounds very weird, so I told him that it doesn't sound natural. And I let him listen to the standard pronunciation from an electronic dictionary. The 'L' sound is weak but can be heard.
He kept saying that he has been praised on his pronunciation by a native speaker. I'm not trying to judge, but the pronunciation is still awkward.
Is it correct to pronounce 'fuel' as 'fju:ə'?