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Re^7: My favorite silent English letter is:

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 05, 2012 at 09:39 UTC ( #957866=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: My favorite silent English letter is:
in thread My favorite silent English letter is:

The reasons for the path the evolution took (if there were any) are lost in the mists of time.

But you can safely assume, that humans being humans, wanted to be proprietary and sound cool, and then other humans tried to emulate them as best they could.


Comment on Re^7: My favorite silent English letter is:
Re^8: My favorite silent English letter is:
by mertserger (Curate) on Mar 05, 2012 at 11:50 UTC
    Yes English-English pronuciation often contains minefields even for English people as some words are (or were) used as class-markers or signs of greater/lesser education. It has been said that no Englishman can open his mouth and speak without another despising him.

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