- Which word has the most silent letters?
- How does Nike pronounce Nike?
- Is caramel pronounced Carmel or caramel?
- Is R silent in February?
- Is the L pronounced in yolk?
- Is the L silent?
- Is the L pronounced in Almond?
- What word has a silent l?
- Is the L in golf silent?
- Do we pronounce the L in already?
- Is the R in turmeric silent?
- Why dont we pronounce the l in salmon?
- Is L silent in Wolf?
- Is the B silent in obvious?
- How do the British pronounce almond?
- Is the L pronounced in folk?
- What is the difference between yolk and yoke?
- Is the L in egg yolk silent?
- Which letter is silent in hour?
- What is the correct way to pronounce often?
Which word has the most silent letters?
For percentage, I’m going for the word “queue.” Out of a total of 5 letters, you actually say only one of them, so literally 80% of the letters are silent.
If you allow proper names, the town in central Massachusetts: Worcester..
How does Nike pronounce Nike?
It’s pretty simple actually. The company was named after the ancient Greek goddess of victory, Nike, which is pronounced ni-key, reports Business Insider. So, there you have it. You can ditch the stress of how to properly pronounce Nike.
Is caramel pronounced Carmel or caramel?
The Oxford Dictionaries states: “The word caramel can acceptably be pronounced in several accepted ways, including KARR-uh-mel, KARR-uh-muhl, and, in North American English, KAR-muhl. The disappearance of that second syllable -uh- in the final pronunciation seems to have been in the works for a long time.”
Is R silent in February?
The r in February has been dropped so that it is almost always pronounced Febuary–without the r. Perhaps this is because placing the r sound in the word makes it slightly more difficult to pronounce, and since laziness tends to get the upper hand when we speak, Febuary has become the common pronunciation.
Is the L pronounced in yolk?
This was later added for the spelling to make it more similar to the Latin root (salmo, where the ‘l’ is pronounced), however pronunciation didn’t change. That said, the ‘l’ in ‘yolk’ is also silent, unless this isn’t the case in some American dialects I have never heard.
Is the L silent?
Many students try to pronounce these Ls, but in all these words, the L is completely silent. In walk, chalk, and talk, the L comes after an A, and the vowel is pronounced like a short O. Half and calf have an AL, too, but the vowel is pronounced like the short A in staff.
Is the L pronounced in Almond?
The silent “L,” as in salmon Interestingly, while MacMillan includes the “L” sound in almond, it also gives two different pronunciations of the “A” in the American pronunciation.
What word has a silent l?
L is also silent in could, should, would, as well as in calf and half, and in chalk, talk, walk, and for many people in calm, palm, and psalm.
Is the L in golf silent?
‘Golf’ should have a silent ‘l’, so that it rhymes with ‘scoff’. You can keep the ‘l’, but only if you make the first syllable rhyme with that of ‘dolphin’, not that of ‘soulful’.
Do we pronounce the L in already?
Re: Already (pronunciation) There is no allophone of /l/ in the word.
Is the R in turmeric silent?
As it happens, you can correctly pronounce “turmeric” either with or without sounding that first “r”: TUR-mer-ik or TOO-mer-ik. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.) gives both as standard pronunciations.
Why dont we pronounce the l in salmon?
Apparently, salmon, that word comes to us with French influence and the letter ‘l’ is not pronounced. It actually modifies the sound of the letter ‘a’.
Is L silent in Wolf?
In fact, we pronounce “wolf” and “roof” exactly as you have described, GWB. And, yes, we always pronounce the “L” in “wolf”.
Is the B silent in obvious?
Yes. The position of the “b” to the following “v” is vocally difficult to say. The sound you actually make is more a “p”.
How do the British pronounce almond?
Both al-mond and am-end are correct pronunciations of the nut. It even says that ahl-mend is an acceptable pronunciation.
Is the L pronounced in folk?
But the “l” in folk, talk and walk used to be pronounced. Now almost everyone uses a “w” instead- we effectively say fowk, tawk and wawk.
What is the difference between yolk and yoke?
The noun yoke refers to bondage, servitude, or something that binds or connects (people, animals, ideas, or things). As a verb, yoke means to join together. The noun yolk refers to the yellow part of an egg.
Is the L in egg yolk silent?
In YOLK the L is silent. Some groups of letters are pronounced in several different ways, and some letters aren’t pronounced at all.
Which letter is silent in hour?
The h is silent at the beginning of the word hour. Here are some more examples of words with a silent h at the beginning: honor. honest.
What is the correct way to pronounce often?
A: The word “often” can be pronounced with a silent “t” (the more common pronunciation) or with an audible “t.” How “correct” is the second pronunciation? That depends on the dictionary you consult. Both are correct, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th ed.).