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Re: poll ideas quest 2011

by chacham (Curate)
on Dec 15, 2011 at 16:30 UTC ( #943774=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to poll ideas quest 2011

My favorite silent English letter is:

  • a as in aisle
  • b as in subpoena
  • c as in muscle
  • d as in badge
  • e as in pie
  • f as in halfpenny
  • g as in foreign
  • h as in hour
  • i as in business
  • j as in hajj
  • k as in know
  • l as in would
  • m as in mnemonic
  • n as in autumn
  • o as in opossum
  • p as in pneumonia
  • q as in lacquer
  • r as in surprise
  • s as in island
  • t as in depot
  • u as in build
  • v as in revving
  • w as in wrong
  • x as in faux
  • y as in they're
  • z as in rendezvous

Posted as My favorite silent English letter is:


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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2011
by Tux (Monsignor) on Dec 15, 2011 at 18:10 UTC

    Hello, my name is Ghot: (Gh as in though, O as in people, T as in listen ).

    My fav English sound is ough:

    1. awe: thought, bought, fought, brought, ought, sought, nought, wrought
    2. uff: enough, rough, tough, slough, Clough, chough
    3. ooh: through, slough
    4. oh: though, although, dough, doughnut, broughm, Ough, furlough, Greenough, thorough
    5. off: cough, trough
    6. ow: bough, plough, sough
    7. ou: drought, doughty, Stoughton
    8. uh: Scarborough, borough, thorough (alt), thoroughbred, Macdonough, Poughkeepsie
    9. up: hiccoughed
    10. oth: trough (alt)
    11. ock: lough, hough
    12. och (aspirated): lough
    13. ahf: Gough
    14. og: Coughlin (also 5)

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
      9, alternate spelling, same with 11, nice, didn't know that.

      13 and 14 are proper nouns. That shouldn't count. :)

      Howsabout a poll for Ghotis, that is, words where over 50% of the word is pronounced differently than they are spelled, for example: colonel

        For more spelling and pronunciation fun see here.


        Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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