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#1 Falling Awake

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

I have always thought the fabric 'muslin' was pronounced with the 'u' us in "musk".  

Recently I have heard it pronounced with the 'u' as in 'put', or like "Muslim".

Anyone know which is correct?  Online dictionaries only seem to have audio pronunciations and I can't listen to those at the moment.



#2 ubermum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

Mus- as in musk.

#3 Swarley

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

Yep, mus as in musk original.gif

#4 gadfly271

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

It's definitely the u as in 'musk' sound.

Having said that, I have heard people pronounce it similar to 'muslim', to the extent that my sister actually thought they were called 'muslim cloths' and wrote it like that on her list of things to buy baby.

#5 PattiODoors

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

I say muslin as in Muslim.

I do notice my Australian DP and friends say certain words differently to my regional British speak.

#6 Let_it_Rain

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE (starboard @ 04/01/2013, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I say muslin as in Muslim.

I do notice my Australian DP and friends say certain words differently to my regional British speak.


This, and I am Australian born (and as far back as I know).

I don't think I have heard anyone else say it, or I haven't paid attention.

#7 Katie_bella

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

Australians pronounce it as in musk......mah-slin

British and American people pronounce is like muslim

#8 Soontobegran

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Muslin as in musk. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/muslin?s=t
I have heard so many people accidently call muslins 'muslims'

#9 Escapin

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

It does make me giggle. 'I'd like 2 Muslims, 1 Christian, 2 Jews and I don't mind about the other 3'...

#10 somila

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

As in "musk" is the standard British pronunciation.  It's a bit confusing to say "as in muslim" since that word can be pronounced differently too!

Edited by somila, 04 January 2013 - 09:58 AM.


#11 Bam1

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

If you are talking about a muslin as the sample garment you make after first making a clothing pattern, I have only ever heard it pronounced as in Muslim professionally.

#12 brazen

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

muz-lin

#13 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

Ive always pronounced it Muzz-Lin, like muzz in muzzle although there's no z in it.




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