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Re: My favorite silent English letter is:

by raybies (Chaplain)
on Feb 29, 2012 at 16:41 UTC ( #956972=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My favorite silent English letter is:

Hrm... not sure the R was silent for me... SO, Am I the only person who actually says "sir-prize" for Surprise, as opposed to "Sup-prize"? (Great Poll, btw...)


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Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 29, 2012 at 20:24 UTC

    I was also su-prised by the idea that surprise's first r is silent. I've always pronounced both r's for as long as I can remember (which nowadays is about 10 minutes).

    I wonder if it's a regional thing? My mother was from the (US) midwest. Most of the folks out there talk about the nation's capital as "Warshington DC". In which case, there's the on-again, off-again r for you...again.

      forecastle foyer
Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:
by JavaFan (Canon) on Feb 29, 2012 at 21:49 UTC
    It's the second r that's silent ;-)

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