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Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:

by runrig (Abbot)
on Mar 01, 2012 at 18:02 UTC ( #957284=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: My favorite silent English letter is:
in thread My favorite silent English letter is:

The "o" completely disappears in the phrase "play possum" :-)


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Re^3: My favorite silent English letter is:
by mertserger (Curate) on Mar 02, 2012 at 08:38 UTC
    But there is no silent O in "possum" though it is possible there might be a missing one, if you consider possum=opossum. It is quite common for words to lose letters over time, like how the Latin "fenestra" became the French "fenÍtre". Can you tell I do tech support for a dictionary?
      See my note elsewhere in this thread.

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