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Re: My favorite silent English letter is:

by Not_a_Number (Parson)
on Feb 29, 2012 at 13:06 UTC ( #956921=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My favorite silent English letter is:

mneumonic

??

Do you perchance mean mnemonic?


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Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:
by Ratazong (Prior) on Feb 29, 2012 at 13:10 UTC

    mneumonic is a fine example for a silent m, and an even better example for a silent u: the u is so silent that it is typically not even written ;-)

    SCNR
Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:
by tye (Cardinal) on Feb 29, 2012 at 14:05 UTC

    adj.   Having the character of water in the lungs due to mono.

    - tye        

      I'm pretty sure that's still pneumonic

        Did you work at Sikorsky in the 1980s? It seems to have been the preferred spelling there, to the point of my being admonished for using the correct spelling after showing them the entry in the dictionary


        Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:
by chacham (Curate) on Feb 29, 2012 at 14:56 UTC
    Yep, oops... if only pneu, i mean new doh! i mean gnu (will continue when i finish with the recursion)

    FWIW, i fixed it in the original Re: poll ideas quest 2011. :P

Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:
by fisher (Priest) on Mar 19, 2012 at 13:41 UTC
    He actually mean mnemonic, for sure.

    These words like 'pneumonia' and 'mnemonic' came from greek. And not only in english they came - that's the key point. When these greek words with diphthong 'eu' have adopted in russian language it receives a strong 'v' sound in place of greek 'u'. So, the 'pneumonia' sounds like 'pnevmonia' in russian, but 'mnemonic' is still 'mnemonika'.

    I've done some research on google and yes, it's μνημονικά and πνευμονία.
Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 30, 2012 at 21:17 UTC
    mneumonic is a common error (instead of the proper "mnemonic") among even supposedly literate adults.

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