Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl: the Markov chain saw
 
PerlMonks  

Re: My favorite silent English letter is:

by Happy-the-monk (Abbot)
on Mar 08, 2012 at 19:49 UTC ( #958526=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My favorite silent English letter is:

though they aren't letters, I love the silent and non-silent spaces in combinations of

"China and Japan"

and the like. That sounds like "Chinarand Japan". The first blank is an audible -r-, but the other isn't.

Cheers, Sören

  • Comment on Re: My favorite silent English letter is:

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:
by mbethke (Hermit) on Mar 24, 2012 at 21:14 UTC
    They actually have a name, "intrusive r". Something pretty hard to get right for non-native speakers BTW.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://958526]
help
Chatterbox?
[stevieb]: perldigious: video near our hq in Montreal. Here in Calgary, it's -28c... we've only got 3" of snow so far, but there are several feet in the mountains already
[perldigious]: Snowshoeing time stevieb? I need to buy a pair so I can walk my German Shepherd properly through the country.
[stevieb]: yeah, I snowshoe a fair amount in the mountains. I also use spikes similar to these very often as well
[perldigious]: Discipulus: alternate link
[stevieb]: LOL you can easily replace "Helsinki" with "Alberta"
[perldigious]: I used to live at the top of a very steep hill stevieb, I can relate to the video. Literally used to have to build up momentum and try to force my vehicle to make it up the hill to park in my driveway properly... didn't always make it.
[choroba]: Why don't they use tire chains?
[perldigious]: First snow, probably not prepared right away choroba.
[stevieb]: it's Quebec... they do weird stuff there :) In the mountains, it is *mandatory* for trucks to use tire chains. Many passenger vehicles do as well (but it's not mandatory for them)

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others rifling through the Monastery: (10)
As of 2016-12-06 16:34 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    On a regular basis, I'm most likely to spy upon:













    Results (112 votes). Check out past polls.