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Originally Posted by Siigari;11688349 
I've been reading a lot here lately. I'm not sure if it's the international barrier of English communication (which I can completely understand,) but is "base" also an acceptable way of saying "bass?"

No. But its seems you already know this. As you say, bass is fish of course and the deeper frequencies of music. A base is a compound, ie base of operations, the bottom of something, ie the base of the speaker, etc.

They are not synonyms, they are homophones.
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I listen for the bass on my boat "radio".
    
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Another reason why the English language is retarded and how you should never judge anyone for having a tough time learning it.
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Another reason why the English language is retarded and how you should never judge anyone for having a tough time learning it.
I never make fun of anyone learning English, hell I'm happy they even try. Let's face it I'm in the SW and if you don't speak Spanish you're screwed!

Okay back on topic.
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post #15 of 16
Here's what bothers me; English speakers(that's their first language) spelling bass(as in low frequency) as 'base'
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post #16 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
They are not synonyms, they are homophones.
Woah there, no need to start calling names!!

Bass = fish
Bass (pronounced 'base') = low freq sounds
Bass (pronounced 'base') = guitar that produces low freq notes
Base = lowest part of physical object, headquarters, etc
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