I wanted to get a general idea from other native speakers as to whether or not the following four words are homophones in your pronunciation: sense - Animals have a sixth sense. scents - The scents of the perfumes were amazing. cents - I only have one dollar and five cents. since* - Since it's raining, I'll probably just stay home. I say these four the same way just as I would say there, their, and they're the same way. My prediction is that most English speakers say the first three as homophones, but the last one (since*) may only occur as a homophone of the others in speakers from the Northeast of the US, the Great Lakes area, perhaps New York City and maybe Ontario...let's see.