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Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:

by ww (Bishop)
on Mar 12, 2012 at 17:19 UTC ( #959144=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:

    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.

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Re^3: My favorite silent English letter is:
by spadacciniweb (Deacon) on Mar 13, 2012 at 17:00 UTC

    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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