Not at all. Certainly you are mistaking the phonetic simbology with the pronounce itself.
word - phonetic simbology
where - [hwair, wair]
rare - [rair]
Notice that in "rair" the first "r" (they say /r/, is the phonetic for the "r-sound" in English as in the word "red" (as in the song "Lady in Red - remember?).http://testyyettrying.blogspot.com.br/2 ... opics.htmlhttp://www.teachit.co.uk/armoore/lang/phonology.htm
To vowel sounds, only to get acquainted with some notions, like long vowels, etc. (anyway, it´s just an aside, this is not the point in case here. Just for your information.)
See the example of the voicing of the word "rare" at the 0:58 (58", or 58 seconds, if you wish.) in the following video.
At the moment the guy say "the men like him is very rare
" (you can see that it can´t be mistaken for where
that has a /w/ sound (I mean, with the "uére"
, as basic learner of English from Brazil would put it.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEA-o4IJAic
I hope it helps.