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#209561 - 02/13/13 09:00 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: Joel]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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heh
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#209572 - 02/14/13 12:02 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: Joel]
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After going through Raymond Long's Elements of English: Silent Letters, I added a bunch more words to my words with silent letters spreadsheet. Some of the additions are questionable, but many aren't. I'm amazed how many I missed.

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#209573 - 02/14/13 12:23 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: danslos]
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I don't have time to check, but do you have the
numberable 'ough's?

cough
dough
doughty
through
though
slough
sough
bough
plough
hough

and I've forgotten at least two of the nine+ pronunciations
involved with 'ough'.(that I know of)


Edited by LukeJavan8 (02/14/13 12:24 PM)
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#209574 - 02/14/13 01:17 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I have a few of them. I'll check when I have more time later on.

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#209576 - 02/14/13 08:04 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: danslos]
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It's the B not the D that's silent in bdellium.

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#209579 - 02/15/13 08:04 AM Re: Silent letters [Re: Faldage]
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Thanks for pointing that out. Made the change.

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#209581 - 02/15/13 11:37 AM Re: Silent letters [Re: Joel]
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I'm reminded of my choral society director years ago. He cautioned us that we should sing "psalm" as in English, not Latin. The "p" was to be silent as in "swimming".


Edited by wgstoops (02/15/13 11:39 AM)
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#209583 - 02/15/13 12:45 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: wgstoops]
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I received a stern warning from a teacher
when I insisted on using the "p" in pneumonia,
which my brother was afflicted with, and still
kept using it. She was unhappy, very, with me.
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