silent letters (was broadcasters)
kelly at BARD.EDU
Thu Aug 10 14:07:53 UTC 2000
I've heard speakers (south midlands?) say 'iron' as a monosyllable, though
a 'long' one, something like /aHrn/. In that sense, o is not
pronounced...but I think the original posting meant to say 'o is not
pronounced in the ways we usually associate with o'
On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, James Smith wrote:
> The"o" in "iron" is silent??
> --- Kim & Rima McKinzey <rkm at SLIP.NET> wrote:
> > >As in "SloAne", "lamB", "duCk", "WeDnesday",
> > "bellE", , "Gnash", "Honest",
> > >, , "Knock", "haLf", "Mnemonic", "damN", "irOn",
> > "Pseudo", , , , "busTle",
> > >"cheqUe", "Write", , , and ?
> > A while ago I was trying to come up with a word with
> > a silent letter
> > for every letter of the alphabet. Is there one for
> > q? I don't
> > really remember all of them just now.
> > Rima
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