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(#5292349) Re: Happy Anniversary GoldToken!
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(#5289877) Re: Happy Anniversary GoldToken
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(#5273919) The English language 'laws' you never knew you knew
(#5270674) Re: Inquiry
Posted by Jools on 18 Aug 2021 at 2:37PM
No it's definitely soLder, I'd never heard it any other way until I saw a youtube video on repairing something in which the guy was soddering and I thought, what? it has 2 syllables sol-der and sol-der-ing. and it's not the melting of lead, it the solidification of molten lead to join things together. It come from the Latin solidāre, to make solid (via old French - soldur)

I can't see any real confusion between solder and soldier. How do you pronounce soldier then? I pronounce it sol-jur

maybe it's just me, but to me Americans DO mi-or in 1 syllable, you can hardly hear the double R, as in British mi-ror.
and squirrel as well as double R it also has an E in it, it should skwi-rel not skwirl
(#5270654) Re: Inquiry (Marc)
Posted by Abby Normal on 18 Aug 2021 at 1:11PM
(#5270582) Re: Inquiry
Posted by marcmandy on 18 Aug 2021 at 8:56AM
It is a very regional thing more based on accents.
I never say saLmon, I say sammon.
Solder also has a silent L for me (Jools-it's not soldier, it's the melting of lead, I think that's pronounced sodder in England too.)
As to pronouncing the double r in mirror and squirrel- I've never heard mi-or or squi-el, so I'm not sure what you mean.
(#5270283) Re: Inquiry
Posted by Abby Normal on 17 Aug 2021 at 12:32PM
So I stand corrected...
(#5270278) Re: Inquiry
Posted by Jools on 17 Aug 2021 at 12:07PM
no it isn't in British English, why would it be?
(#5270271) Re: Inquiry
Posted by Abby Normal on 17 Aug 2021 at 11:50AM
The L in solder is always silent.
(#5270268) Re: Inquiry
Posted by Jools on 17 Aug 2021 at 11:46AM
probably a similar reason many Americans don't pronounce double Rs in words like mirror and squirrel or the L in words like solder or H in herbs.

If you pronounce the L in salmon it becomes an Islamic name rather than a fish, e.g. Salman Khan
(#5270261) Re: Inquiry
Posted by Abby Normal on 17 Aug 2021 at 11:28AM
It depends on what country you're from...
(#5270258) Inquiry
Posted by antibs on 17 Aug 2021 at 11:23AM
Why do most, if not all people I have met, do not pronounce the "L" in the word salmon? I am always corrected and told that the L is silent.
(#5269478) Re: Not really grammar related....
Posted by Abby Normal on 14 Aug 2021 at 3:16PM
Jeez - I wish I could delete it. So sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(#5269433) Re: Not really grammar related....
Posted by David on 14 Aug 2021 at 2:24PM
Not grammar-related at all. Why don't you post this in General Chat?
(#5269430) Not really grammar related....
Posted by Abby Normal on 14 Aug 2021 at 2:04PM
BUT - someone please explain to me why on every show I watch do the characters have such bad, horrible, terrible table manners?

It drives me absolutely nuts to see a family of 5 eating dinner with ALL their arms on the table.

Is it just me???

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