Shore sure
Posted: 05 October 2013 05:36 AM   [ Ignore ]
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In what parts of the USA are “shore” and “sure” usually homophones?

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Posted: 07 October 2013 05:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I wonder if there is anyplace anymore where they are usually homphones. I used to hear it sometimes growing up in the Ozarks, but only amongst old folks.

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Posted: 07 October 2013 06:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yeah, it’s typical to hear “sure” pronounced that way in affected hillbilly accents, and I’m sure there are people who pronounce it that way, but I don’t think there are regions where it’s the standard pronunciation.  It would be more of a class + education + region (+ age, possibly, as donkeyhotay suggests) marker than simply a regional marker.

[ Edited: 07 October 2013 07:01 AM by Dr. Techie ]
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Posted: 08 October 2013 04:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I used to hear “shoo-er” in the days of my working-class, northern English surroundings but a sort of hybrid “shore/shuer” in my current classless, northern surroundings is more common.

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