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Silent Words

Silent Words

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How to Pronounce English Words-Silent Letters in Words
During our life time we use, pronounce and remember about 10,000 spellings of EnglishWords. There are many words in which some alphabets are silent. My list will help inpronouncing these words
.Instructions1.Step 1Silent Letters in English WordsThere is no clear way to know about all the silent letters in English Words.The best you can do is to make lists and circulate among your friends to findand add more such words.(a) Silent ConsonantsSilent Letter B‘b’ is silent in the words ending with ‘mb’.Climb, Crumb, Dumb, Comb, LambSilent Letter B‘b’ is mostly silent when it is followed by ‘t’.Debt, Doubtful, Subtle(But not in some words, e.g. 'Obtain', 'Unobtrusive')Silent Letter C‘c’ is mostly silent in the words beginning with ‘sce’ or ‘sci’Muscle, Scène, Scent, Science, ScissorsSilent Letter C‘c’ is silent in the words ending with ‘scle’Muscle, CorpuscleSilent Letter D‘d’ is silent in the following common words.Handkerchief, Sandwich, WednesdaySilent Letter G‘g’ is silent in the words beginning with ‘gn’.Gnome, Gnaw, Gnats, Gnosis, GnuSilent Letter G‘g’ is often silent when it is followed by ‘n’ in the middle or end of a word.Champagne, Foreign, Sign, FeignSilent Letters GH‘gh’ is silent when it is followed by ‘t’.Ought, Fought, Thought, Taught, Daughter Night, Light, Might, Right, FightSilent Letters GH
 
‘gh’ is mostly silent in the words when it is at the end.High, Sigh, Weigh, Neigh, sleighLetters GH‘gh’ sounds ‘ff’ when preceded by ‘ou’Cough, Rough, Enough, ToughSilent Letter H‘h’ is silent in the words beginning with ‘wh’. However some people whisper ‘h’before the ‘w’.What, Wham, Whip, Whiz, When, Where, Whether, WhySilent Letter H‘h’ is silent, in many words, when it is at the beginning.In such cases the article ‘an’ is used.Hour, Honest, Honour, Heir, HerbSilent Letter H‘h’ is silent in the words ending with ‘h’ and preceded by a vowel.Hah, Mynah, Cheetah, Sarah, MessiahSilent Letter H‘h’ is silent in the words ending with ‘h’ and preceded by a consonant.Myrrh , CatarrhSilent Letter H‘h’ is silent in the words beginning with ‘rh’Rhyme, Rhubarb, Rhythm, RhombusSilent Letter K‘k’ is silent in the words beginning with ‘kn’.Knife, Knee, Know, Knock, KnowledgeSilent Letter L‘l’ is often silent when it is before ‘d’ and preceded by ‘ou’.Would, Should, CouldSilent Letter L‘l’ is often silent when it is before ‘f’Half, Calf Silent Letter L‘l’ is often silent when it is before ‘k’Talk, Walk, Balk2.Step 2Silent Letter L‘l’ is often silent when it is before ‘m’Calm, Balm, Salmon
 
Silent Letter N‘n’ is silent when it is behind ‘m’ at the end of a word.Autumn, Hymn, Damn, ColumnSilent Letter P‘p’ is silent in the words beginning with ‘pn’Pneumatic, Pneumonia, pneumonicSilent Letter P‘p’ is silent in the words beginning with ‘ps’Psalm, Psychiatry, PsychologySilent Letter P‘P’ is silent in the words beginning with the suffix ‘psych’.Psychiatrist, Psychotherapy, PsychoticSilent Letter P‘p’ is silent in the words beginning with the suffix ‘pneu’.Pneumatic, PneumoniaSilent Letter S‘s’ is mostly silent when it is before ‘l’ in some words.Island, IsleSilent Letter T‘t’ is silent in the following common words.Often, Castle, Fasten, Listen, Rustle, Glisten,Thistle, Whistle, Wrestle, Christmas, ListeningSilent Letter W‘w’ is silent in the words beginning with ‘wr’.Wrap, Wreck, Wrench, Write, WrongSilent Letter W‘W’ is silent in the following words.Who, Whose, Whom(b) Silent VowelsSilent Vowel ESilent vowel ‘e’ at the end as in the word ‘have’Because, Cheese, Give, Have, Horse, House, Love, Pause, Please, PurseSilent Vowel U‘u’ is silent when it is after ‘g’ and before a vowel.Guess, Guidance, Guitar, GuestSilent Vowel USilent vowel ‘u’ as in the word ‘guess’Biscuit, Build, Disguise, Guarantee, Guard, Guess, Guest, Guide, Guilty, Guitar 

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