How do you pronounce "solder" or "soldering iron?"

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  1. John Coloccia

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    LOL...yes, that IS picky! :lol:

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    I haven't looked it up because it just occurred to me, but I wonder whether there's an etymological connection between "welding", i.e. joining bits of metal together, and "wedding", another kind of joining together and some people's idea of L...
     
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    All of those that say sodder, look at your location, That is a regional pronunciation of the the word solder...
     
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    I think I figgered it out!

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=solder:

    The "re-Latinization" movement sought to make English spelling more Latin. This was meant to change the spelling but not the pronunciation. For example, herb:

    So "herb" entered English from French as "erbe" (no H, no H sound). Later the H was added to the spelling to make it more Latin, but it was not intended to be pronounced. With greater education in the 19th century, more people learned to write and were exposed to the spelling, which effected the pronunciation in some regions.

    I suspect it is a similar story for solder.
     
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    its . . . SOD'der , y'all .
     
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    I see that several US posters have offered alternative pronunciations, e.g., "saughter," "sawder," "sauter." I'm guessing that's because when they pronounce the word, they acknowledge the "l" without quite pronouncing it, sort of like the difference between "walk" and "wok." "Sodder" doesn't really capture that, and I would guess that's why we're seeing the other spellings, which suggest an extra breathiness in the pronunciation.

    How do Aussies pronounce "mortgage?"
     
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    Oh no. I pronounce "walk" and "wok" the same. I pronounce the L in solder the same way I pronounce the L in "would". I don't.
     
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    Why Australian's specifically?
     
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    Lots of Canadians end their sentence in a higher pitch as if they are looking for your acceptance of what they are saying, eh?
     
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    Lots? I don't know about that, but it sounds very Van-Q-ver/valley girl to me.
     
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    Soul-der or sol-der.

    The "L" in the middle is your clue how to pronounce it ;-)
     
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    SoOOoo... In conclusion, some English words have more than one possible pronunciation, often because of regional differences. Is this news?
     
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    Yeah, I find it odd too. Try to see if you can do it… laugh, but only move your upper lip...
     
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