Silent letters

Been pronouncing any of those bad boys lately?


I see your “code”. Mr Dr Epimer, if that is your real name.

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Really good thread. I hope to be able to kcontribute at some stage.

How about on Wednesday?

That’s tdomorrow right? Not sure yet.

Let me know either way, pderhaps I can be of assistance

Will dooooooooooooooo, thanks

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Never thought about looking at the page source before

Not sure. bit worried ive been pronouncing ‘ptarmigan’ wrong all these years.

Ooooh, true silence

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Big fan of correcting folk who refuse to pronounce the first R in ‘secretary’

How good are you at pronouncing prerogative?

I don’t need permission, make my own decisions

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Hard P

Another new nickname for thewarn?


I find it quite fun to pronounce a silent b: thumb, womb, comb, etc.

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I think the ‘b’ is only silent in ‘thumb’ from your examples. With ‘comb’ and ‘tomb’ it’s more of a ‘cheeky B’, in that it’s doing some work to change the pronunciation, but not what you would expect.

What if I say ‘comb’ like ‘combination’ without the ‘ination?’

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