the pronunciation of "you're"

mrwroc

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I found in a dictionary the following pronunciations:
you /juː/
you're /jɔːr/

I think 90% students of English in my country pronounce "you're" as /juːr/. I wonder if it is also correct?
 

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Both the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd edition) and the English Pronouncing Dictionary (16th edition) give the BrE pronunciations as (1) /jɔː/(2) jʊə/ (with the EPD adding a superscript /r/ to each to indicate the linking sound when the word is followed by a vowel).

/juːr/ does not sound natural to native speakers.
 

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It's a common mistake made by learners from Poland.

I think orthography is to blame here. The way the contractions are spelled makes them seem like they should be pronounced like the words they come from.

You're
We're
They're


At the same time, I'm, he's, she's, and it's work just fine. It's confusing.

One of the quirks of English, I suppose. You're is pronounced the way the dictionary says it is. It's the reason why native speakers make so many spelling mistakes with you're and your; they sound the same.
 
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Tdol

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I don't know any native speakers who say /juːr/.
 
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