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My American niece pronounces sure exactly the same as shore, which is a synonym for beach. I’ve always believed and been taught that sure sounds more like “shuur” not “shore” if you get what I’m tying to express here.
The same thing applies to “poor” and “pour”, the first one of which I believed to be pronounced more like “pure” without the “y” sound.

So how do you pronounce those words?
Are the people who would pronounce them like I do extinct now?

Thanks

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Hi
My American niece pronounces sure exactly the same as shore, which is a synonym for beach. I’ve always believed and been taught that sure sounds more like “shuur” not “shore” if you get what I’m tying to express here.
The same thing applies to “poor” and “pour”, the first one of which I believed to be pronounced more like “pure” without the “y” sound.

So how do you pronounce those words?
Are the people who would pronounce them like I do extinct now?

Thanks
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