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

Re: Silent letters [Re: danslos] #209573
02/14/13 05:23 PM
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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)

Last edited by LukeJavan8; 02/14/13 05:24 PM.

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Re: Silent letters [Re: LukeJavan8] #209574
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I have a few of them. I'll check when I have more time later on.

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

Re: Silent letters [Re: Faldage] #209579
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Thanks for pointing that out. Made the change.

Re: Silent letters [Re: Joel] #209581
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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".

Last edited by wgstoops; 02/15/13 04:39 PM. Reason: spelling error

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Re: Silent letters [Re: wgstoops] #209583
02/15/13 05:45 PM
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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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