Monday, 12 March 2018

SILENT LETTERS IN ENGLISH & PRONUNCIATION OF WORDS

1. Slient B

Bomb /bɒm/


Climb /klaɪm/

Comb /kəʊm/

Crumb /krʌm/

Debt /det/

Doubt /daʊt/

Dumb /dʌm/

Lamb /læm/

Limb /lɪm/

Plumber /ˈplʌmər/

Subtle /ˈsʌtl/

Thumb /θʌm/

Tomb /tuːm/

Womb /wuːm/

2. Silent C

Ascend /əˈsend/

Ascent /əˈsent/

Crescent /ˈkresnt/

Descend /dɪˈsend/

Descent /dɪˈsent

Disciple /dɪˈsaɪpl/

Fluorescent /ˌflɔːˈresnt/

Muscle /ˈmʌsl/

Obscene /əbˈsiːn/

Resuscitate  /rɪˈsʌsɪteɪt/

Scenario /səˈnærioʊ/

Scene /siːn/

Scent /sent/

Science /ˈsaɪəns /

Scissors /ˈsɪzərz/

3. Silent D

Wednesday /ˈwenzdeɪ/

Sandwich  /ˈsænwɪtʃ/

Handkerchief /ˈhæŋkərtʃɪf/

Handsome /ˈhænsəm/

4. Silent G

Align /əˈlaɪn/

Assign /əˈsaɪn/

Benign /bɪˈnaɪn/

Campaign /kæmˈpeɪn/

Champagne /ʃæmˈpeɪn/

Cologne /kəˈloʊn/

Consign /kənˈsaɪn/

Design /dɪˈzaɪn/

Feign  /feɪn/

Foreign /ˈfɔːrən/

Gnarly /ˈnɑːrli/

Gnome /noʊm/

Reign /reɪn/

Resign /rɪˈzaɪn/

Sign /saɪn/

5. Silent H

Ache  /eɪk/

Anchor /ˈæŋkər/

Archaeology /ˌɑːrkiˈɑːlədʒi/

Architect /ˈɑːrkɪtekt/

Chaos /ˈkeɪɑːs/

Character /ˈkærəktər/

Charisma /kəˈrɪzmə/

Chemical /ˈkemɪkl/

Chlorine /ˈklɔːriːn/

Choir /ˈkwaɪər/

Chord /kɔːrd/

Choreograph /ˈkɔːriəɡræf

Chrome /kroʊm/

Echo /ˈekoʊ/

Ghost  /ɡoʊst/

Hour /ˈaʊər/

Honest /ˈɑːnɪst/

Mechanic /məˈkænɪk/

Monarchy /ˈmɑːnərki/

Orchestra /ˈɔːrkɪstrə/

Psychic /ˈsaɪkɪk/

Scheme /skiːm/

School /skuːl/

Stomach ˈstʌmək/

Tech /tek/

6. Silent K

Knack /næk/

Knead /niːd/

Knee /niː/

Kneel /niːl/

Knew /nuː/

Knickers  /ˈnɪkərz/

Knife /naɪf/

Knight  /naɪt/

Knit /nɪt/

Knob /nɑːb/

Knock /nɑːk/

Knot /nɑːt/

Know /noʊ/

Knowledge  /ˈnɑːlɪdʒ/

Knuckle /ˈnʌkl/

7. Silent P

Psychic /ˈsaɪkɪk/

Psychology /saɪˈkɑːlədʒi/

Pneumonia /nuːˈmoʊniə/

Pseudo /ˈsuːdoʊ/

Psychiatrist /saɪˈkaɪətrɪst

Psychotherapy /ˌsaɪkoʊˈθerəpi/

Psychotic /saɪˈkɑːtɪk/

Receipt /rɪˈsiːt/

8. Silent L

Almond /ˈɑːmənd/

Balm /bɑːm/

Calf /kæf/

Calm /kɑːm/

Chalk /tʃɔːk/

Could /kəd/

Folk /foʊk/

Half /hæf/

Salmon /ˈsæmən/

Should /ʃəd/

Talk /tɔːk/

Walk /wɔːk/

Would /wʊd/

9. Silent T

Apostle /əˈpɑːsl/

Bristle   /ˈbrɪsl/

Bustle /ˈbʌsl/

Castle  /ˈkæsl/

Fasten /ˈfæsn/

Glisten /ˈɡlɪsn/

Hustle /ˈhʌsl/

Listen /ˈlɪsn/

Moisten /ˈmɔɪsn/

Mortgage /ˈmɔːrɡɪdʒ/

Often  /ˈɔːfn/

Nestle /ˈnesl/

Rustle  /ˈrʌsl/

Soften /ˈsɔːfn/

Thistle  /ˈθɪsl/

Whistle /ˈwɪsl/

Wrestle /ˈresl/

10. Silent U

Baguette /bæˈɡet/

Biscuit /ˈbɪskɪt/

Build /bɪld/

Built /bɪlt/

Circuit /ˈsɜːrkɪt/

Disguise  /dɪsˈɡaɪz/

Guard /ɡɑːrd/

Guess /ɡes/

Guest /ɡest/

Guild /ɡɪld/

Guile   /ɡaɪl/

Guilt /ɡɪlt/

Guitar /ɡɪˈtɑːr/

Silhouette /ˌsɪluˈet/

11. Silent W

Answer  /ˈænsər/

Awry /əˈraɪ/

Playwright /ˈpleɪraɪt/

Sword /sɔːrd/

Whole /hoʊl/

Wrack /ræk/

Wrap /ræp

Wrapper /ˈræpər/

Wrath /ræθ/

Wreath /riːθ/

Wreck /rek/

Wreckage /ˈrekɪdʒ/

Wrench /rentʃ/

Wrestle /ˈresl/

Wretched /ˈretʃɪd/

Wriggle /ˈrɪɡl/

Wring /rɪŋ/

Wrinkle /ˈrɪŋkl/

Wrist /rɪst/

Write /raɪt/

Wrong /rɔːŋ/

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