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Re: My favorite silent English letter is:

by spadacciniweb (Deacon)
on Mar 12, 2012 at 16:35 UTC ( #959140=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My favorite silent English letter is:

t as in Atlantic

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Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:
by ww (Archbishop) on Mar 12, 2012 at 17:19 UTC
        um, ...errr... -- for this speaker of "standard american" (which is not standard for all Americans) -- would you tell us which "t" in Atlantic is silent. Or is it the 't' in Atlantic's surname, "Ocean?"

    BTW, you have your text in your sig div.

      My american collegue (born in Philadelphia) says Alantic City.
      He says that is correct. However today I have asked him this question, and he has responded:

      In the New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia area the 't' tends to be pronounced as a 'd' when it is the first letter and silent when it is in the word. This is like the Italian accents from the different regions.

      (($_="Mzz ojjdloobnf jt uvy5502383")=~y~b-zg2-5c96-81~a-z0-9~s)=~s~~~s; print
        Hmm, I thought you were talking about the second t. Folks around here say "Atlannic" in casual conversation.

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