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    What is standard pronunciation?

    1. /ouə/
    2. /ɑ:/

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    Re: Our

    /ɑ:(r)/ or /aʊə(r)/ in BrE.

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    Does it sound the same as hour?

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    Re: Our

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    Does it sound the same as hour?
    Yes, but that doesn't help, because some people pronounce that as /ɑ:(r)/. Most speakers of standard BrE pronounce the diphthong of hour, flower, power, differently from the vowel of are, far, par.

    http://www.forvo.com/word/hour/
    http://www.forvo.com/word/our/#en

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    Thank you!

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    Re: Our

    Many thanks for the links. I pronounce it same as "hour" myself but it is always good to know of the other different pronunciations that exist!

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