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    Hello,
    How do you pronounce sure?

    Like: short -> [shur]
    Or like: sort -> [sur]

    I always thought [shur] was right...

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: sure

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    How do you pronounce sure?

    Like: short -> [shur]
    Or like: sort -> [sur]

    I always thought [shur] was right...

    Cheers!
    / ʃɔː / ie. as in short. [shor]
    Some people say / ʃu:ə / [shur]
    You might hear some people say /sju:ə/, but that sounds like an affectation. It's never /sɔː/

    But that's an interesting transcription of the 'or' sound - /ur/ !


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