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It’s moult not malt

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Haint Wed 19-Sep-18 13:59:46

I feel much better now

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PristineCondition Wed 19-Sep-18 14:01:13

There a pedants corner for this petty sniping

I feel much better now

Aprilshowersnowastorm Wed 19-Sep-18 14:01:18

With dhusky it isn't moult it's complete fur clouds!!

BiteyShark Wed 19-Sep-18 14:02:29


Hoppinggreen Wed 19-Sep-18 16:38:19

Its not spade either

tabulahrasa Wed 19-Sep-18 22:11:14

See spade and spayed I get, they sound the same... malt and moult don’t.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Thu 20-Sep-18 14:44:03

Er, malt and moult both sound the same in my accent. grin

tabulahrasa Thu 20-Sep-18 21:29:29

Really? They’re like an American mall and mould but with t’s...

tabulahrasa Thu 20-Sep-18 23:42:11

I was just sitting saying the sounds to myself and realised that sounded like I was going, I don’t believe in your accent, rofl

Just I’ve never heard an accent where mauled and mould sound the same and thats almost the difference when I say them (it’s not quite as long in malt, but closer to mauled than mould would be to it) and I was being nosy rather than scoffing blush

Allycumpooster Fri 21-Sep-18 08:21:23

Malt vinegar and dog moult sound the same in my accent

Mum2OneTeen Fri 21-Sep-18 08:49:11

Malt/Moult sound similar to me too, as do Spayed/Spade (Australian). Mind you, I'm a spelling pedant with the best of them.

Flippetydip Fri 21-Sep-18 10:55:41

Totally agree spelling-wise but I think you may be mispronouncing either one or the other if you don't think they sound the same. I have a very "English" middle-class accent and they sound EXACTLY the same when I say them (which I have been now for the last three minutes - and now feel like I'm going slightly mad).

tabulahrasa Fri 21-Sep-18 11:36:03

(which I have been now for the last three minutes - and now feel like I'm going slightly mad).

I always end up doing that on prpnounciatuon threads grin

Al and oul definitely make different sounds...

I am struggling to think of anyone I’ve heard say both malt and moult tbh, but I’ve never met anyone who had a reason to me saying moult who didn’t pronounce it like I do and malt is a fairly common word.

Allycumpooster Fri 21-Sep-18 13:58:36

I’m assuming that people are pronouncing malt to rhym with mat?
I also have a middle class English accent and that just doesn’t sound right to my ear.
I’m not a spelling pedant and don’t really care how something should be spelt. Context is everything so I just assume that a dog is losing its coat rather than letting it germinate nicely.

Flippetydip Fri 21-Sep-18 14:40:39

EXACTLY the same pronunciation:

DemocracyDiesInDarkness Fri 21-Sep-18 14:43:58

Oh, I would say moult rhymes with colt, not halt.

Clearly I'm wrong!

elQuintoConyo Fri 21-Sep-18 14:44:52

What if your dog's called Whisky...?

Flippetydip Fri 21-Sep-18 14:45:31

Oh my word - surely colt and halt and indeed malt/moult all rhyme?!

Flippetydip Fri 21-Sep-18 14:46:12

what if your dog's called Whisky?


DemocracyDiesInDarkness Fri 21-Sep-18 14:48:15

No! Colt has the 'o' sound from no.

Halt has the sound of 'awe'.

tabulahrasa Fri 21-Sep-18 14:48:47

“malt to rhym with mat?” No, that would be weird.

“EXACTLY the same pronunciation:”

I hear a difference on those.

“Oh, I would say moult rhymes with colt, not halt.”

Yes, mould rhymes with colt and malt rhymes with half.

tabulahrasa Fri 21-Sep-18 14:49:31

Moult not mould... this doesn’t need any extra confusion, lol

Gran22 Fri 21-Sep-18 14:51:32

I'm Scottish with a slightly anglicised accent. Moult rhymes with colt, malt rhymes with fault when I say them. 'Oh' v 'aw'.

tabulahrasa Fri 21-Sep-18 14:57:58

Halt not half FFS, no clue what was wrong with my fingers on that last one...

Flippetydip Fri 21-Sep-18 15:46:40

How interesting - I've listened loads of times (probably enough to get me sacked now) and I really can't hear a difference! Maybe we hear regionally as well!

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