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#209561 - 02/14/13 02:00 AM Re: Silent letters [Re: Joel]  
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#209572 - 02/14/13 05:02 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.

#209573 - 02/14/13 05:23 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)

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#209574 - 02/14/13 06:17 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.

#209576 - 02/15/13 01:04 AM Re: Silent letters [Re: danslos]  
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It's the B not the D that's silent in bdellium.

#209579 - 02/15/13 01:04 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: Faldage]  
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Thanks for pointing that out. Made the change.

#209581 - 02/15/13 04:37 PM 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".

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#209583 - 02/15/13 05:45 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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