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Re: My favorite silent English letter is:

by Happy-the-monk (Abbot)
on Mar 08, 2012 at 19:49 UTC ( #958526=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My favorite silent English letter is:

though they aren't letters, I love the silent and non-silent spaces in combinations of

"China and Japan"

and the like. That sounds like "Chinarand Japan". The first blank is an audible -r-, but the other isn't.

Cheers, Sören

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Re^2: My favorite silent English letter is:
by mbethke (Hermit) on Mar 24, 2012 at 21:14 UTC
    They actually have a name, "intrusive r". Something pretty hard to get right for non-native speakers BTW.

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