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#209504 - 02/11/13 05:20 PM Silent letters  
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When one of my sons moved to Knoxville, TN, I helped him with a home project. We ran into the need for a tool we didn't have. Said John, "I'll just pick one up at Mart." "Don't you mean, "K-Mart"?" I asked. "No, Dad," he said. "In Knoxville, the "k" is silent."

#209508 - 02/11/13 06:28 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: Joel]  
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Neat story.
Welcome.


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#209523 - 02/12/13 02:03 AM Re: Silent letters [Re: Joel]  
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heh


welcome!


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#209548 - 02/12/13 07:49 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: Joel]  
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I've been keeping a list of words with silent letters. I'd love to find a silent word with a j in it. J's the only letter that won't shut up. Please let me know if you come up with one.

#209551 - 02/12/13 11:20 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: Joel]  
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A principal I had in high school had the last name of
Labaj, pronounced Lah-bi. J was silent.

That's a neat site. Thanks.


But it did influence the second syllable, I suppose, like in hai jalai.

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#209554 - 02/13/13 12:37 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Beggars can't be choosers. Thanks!

#209555 - 02/13/13 06:10 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: danslos]  
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Hey I've not given up, stick with us.

I had a classmate with last name of Stejskal (Stays-cal).
But again the 'j' in whatever language the name is, may
influence the pronunciation.

In your list you have "half", but not the verb "halve".

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#209557 - 02/13/13 08:24 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: Joel]  
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Thanks for "halve"! If you find any more that I missed, please let me know.

While searching the web for words-with-silent-letters, I often come across folks who claim that j is silent in words like "jalapeņo" or "fajita." As in the name "Stejskal," though, I think it's just that you pronounce j differently in different languages. I'm still looking for the j that disappears completely.

-Daniel

#209558 - 02/13/13 09:43 PM Re: Silent letters [Re: danslos]  
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I'll look too, and hope I remember the thread here.
Maybe someone else is looking as well, and will post.


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#209560 - 02/14/13 12:33 AM Re: Silent letters [Re: danslos]  
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Originally Posted By: danslos
I often come across folks who claim that j is silent in words like "jalapeņo" or "fajita."


That's just silly. You're right, it's just pronounced different.

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