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    To be there's no difference between your first examples- the vowel sound's the same. 'Heard' and 'heard' are the same, but I wouldn't say 'cup' in the same way as 'furnace'- the 'r' makes the sound longer to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Heard' and 'heard' are the same,
    Little wonder, that. :wink:

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    but I wouldn't say 'cup' in the same way as 'furnace'- the 'r' makes the sound longer to me.
    I agree. I pronounce the u in cup and the u in furnace differently.


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    I did, of course, mean 'heard' and 'herd'. <pesky fingers>

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I did, of course, mean 'heard' and 'herd'. <pesky fingers>
    I knew that.

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