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Soldering question? Answered

Is soldering pronounced [ SAW - TERING ] ? I was told this, but it didn't make sense to me that it isn't pronounced how it is spelled.


Depends where you come from, - In the home of the English language it is pronounced Sold-er-ing

In the USA, for some reason, Sod-er-ing

Yeh I did. Just "poking the old dog" as it were.

i used to work with a linguist who told me that i9n fact the USA accent and Aussi accents were in fact much closer to English as spoken in the 1700's particularly English in Yorkshire and Lancashire, in fact it is the English in the UK that has changed most radically leading to the difference in accents.

Could be true.

I heard it was more of Lincolnshire accent.
And the prof at Leeds Uni when I did my degree was, for all the world, an Aussie....but he was Norfolk born and (in)bred.


Hell no! - I am Lincolnshire born and couldn't be further from an American accent if I tried. Y'all.

I go with Soul-duh-ring

No, but I do tend to prefer "british" english over "american" english (although I stay well short of the accent)
I also pronounce aluminium as Al-you-mini-uhm rather than Ah-lumi-num

By the way, I just looked it up on dictionary.com and they use the american version without the "L" sound

Very old, very bad joke . . .

"Where did you get that accent?"

"Eton, old sausage."

"Well you'd better stop eating old sausages."

<boom boom>

Of course different parts of NY have had different accents at different times, depending on when and who the last wave of immigrants were for that neighborhood. The same's true for other port cities; NY is just better known for it.

My own accent is currently a bastard East Coast mix of Noo Yawk, Lawn Guy Land, and Greatah Bwahston.... though it may be shifting a bit further now that I'm working with some Torontonians, eh?

Websearch for "pronounce solder" will find many past discussions of this particular example, which may save us from having to rehash them all here.

As a Noo Yawker, I'd say "soddering". Your milage will vary.

("The US and the UK: two countries divided by their common language.")

Yes, i wasn't sure how to spell out the pronunciation syllabus.


7 years ago

And in the Southern US it Sod ern with the N drawn out.