Rodd   Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:47 pm GMT
How do you pronounce this word? I have [S7:], with [7:] being my "tour" vowel. It apparantly varies, as I've heard other pronunciations.
Rene   Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:54 pm GMT
Rodd   Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:55 pm GMT

Yeah, I've heard that one.
Rodd   Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:10 pm GMT
<<I say [S3`:] most of the time, but [Su:@`] occasionally in more formal situations.>>

So for you it's sometimes homophonous with *"shooer"? For me, that would be [S}:@].
Travis   Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:25 pm GMT
I pronounce "sure" as ["S_jR=:], ["tS_j_hR=:], ["S_j}u:R], and sometimes ["S_jyu:R]. "Sure" is never homophonous with "shooer" for me, which is ["S_j}u:R:] or ["S_jyu:R:].
Travis   Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:38 pm GMT
>>["S_j}u:R:] or ["S_jyu:R:].<<

That should be ["S_j}u:R=:] or ["S_jyu:R=:] above.
analslut   Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:27 pm GMT
What about "sho"? Is that Southern?
Jim   Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:58 am GMT
For me it's [So:] homphonous with "shore" & "Shaw".
beneficii   Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:41 am GMT
fo sho.