'Were' and 'wore' sound the same to me.
Is it true at native english users' ears?
from dictionary: [wɔ:r] for wore and [wə́:r] for were
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No, they do not sound the same to native speakers. There's a striking difference between 'were' and 'wore'.
Wore: It's pronounced with the open-mid back rounded vowel /ɔː/ (rhymes with war, sore, law).
Note that in Southern British English, they're pronounced without the /r/ sound because British English is non-rhotic.
Were is pronounced with an r-coloured (rhotacised) vowel1: with /ɝ/ in its strong form and /ɚ/ in its weak form. (The rhotacised versions of central vowels are more common than others.)
Wore is pronounced with the open-mid back rounded vowel /ɔ/ followed by the consonant /ɹ/
Another important difference is that of vowel roundedness; the vowel in wore is rounded while that of were isn't.
Yes, "were" and "wore" are pronounced differently.