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It’s moult not malt
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Haint · 19/09/2018 13:59

I feel much better now
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PristineCondition · 19/09/2018 14:01

There a pedants corner for this petty sniping

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Aprilshowersnowastorm · 19/09/2018 14:01

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

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BiteyShark · 19/09/2018 14:02

Confused
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Hoppinggreen · 19/09/2018 16:38

Its not spade either

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tabulahrasa · 19/09/2018 22:11

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

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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig · 20/09/2018 14:44

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

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tabulahrasa · 20/09/2018 21:29

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

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tabulahrasa · 20/09/2018 23:42

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

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Allycumpooster · 21/09/2018 08:21

Malt vinegar and dog moult sound the same in my accent

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Mum2OneTeen · 21/09/2018 08:49

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

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Flippetydip · 21/09/2018 10:55

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).

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tabulahrasa · 21/09/2018 11:36

(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.

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Allycumpooster · 21/09/2018 13:58

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.

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DemocracyDiesInDarkness · 21/09/2018 14:43

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

Clearly I'm wrong!

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elQuintoConyo · 21/09/2018 14:44

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

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Flippetydip · 21/09/2018 14:45

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

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Flippetydip · 21/09/2018 14:46

what if your dog's called Whisky?

Quality!

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DemocracyDiesInDarkness · 21/09/2018 14:48

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

Halt has the sound of 'awe'.

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tabulahrasa · 21/09/2018 14:48

“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.

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tabulahrasa · 21/09/2018 14:49

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

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Gran22 · 21/09/2018 14:51

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

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tabulahrasa · 21/09/2018 14:57

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

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Flippetydip · 21/09/2018 15:46

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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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig · 21/09/2018 22:53

Moult, colt, fault and halt all sound the same to me.

Just as bough, cough, though and through are spelt the same but all sound different. That’s the English language for you.

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