B ir d

V er b

Does the above vowels pronounce the same?

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Yes, exactly the same.

Yes. er, ir, and ur followed by a consonant or at the end of a word are all pronounced the same.

term, bird, turn, her, sir, fur
verb, shirt, hurt, verse, dirge, curve

ear followed by a consonant is pronounced the same as those above.

learn, heard, search, rehearse, pearl

Except: beard (as if beerd), heart (as if hart), hearth ( as if harth)

our followed by a consonant has the same pronunciation in only a few words.

journal, journalist, adjourn, adjournment, tourney, tournament, courtesy, courteous


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