Pengertian dan Contoh "Silent Letter"
Do you know what silent letter is?
Mungkin kita sering menemukan kata dalam Bahasa Inggris yang hurufnya tidak semua dibaca. Yup. That is what I mean by silent letter.
The following are some examples of silent letter:
A - artistically, logically, musically, romantically, stoically
B - comb, climb, debt, plumber, tomb, subtle, dumb, bomb, doubt, , numb, subpoena, thumb, womb.
C - acquire, acquit, blackguard, Connecticut, czar, muscle, scissors, victual
CH - yacht
D - handkerchief, Wednesday Wednesday (commonly said Wens-day)
E - plaque. vegetable (veg'tab'I), bridge, clothes. When on the end of a word, it changes the pronunciation of the word, but the -e is silent.
F - halfpenny
G - align, alight, champagne, diaphragm, gnash, gnaw, high, light,reign, though
GH - right, drought, eight, weigh, etc.
H - choir, exchast, hour, honour, honest, herb, rhyme, rhythm, thyme, Thailand
I - business, parliament
J - NONE
K - blackguard.
KN -words, the k is silent: know, knot, knee, knife, knight, knock.
L - calm, folk, salmon, talk, walk, could, should, would, folk, half, calf.
M - mnemonic.
N - autumn, chimney, column, damn, damn, government, solemn.
O- colonel, sophomore, opossum
P - corps, coup, cupboard, pneumonia, psalm, raspberry, receipt, coup
Q - (NONE)
R - butter, finger, surprise
S - aisle, island, debris, isle, patios, viscount.
T - beret, Chevrolet, depot, listen, whistle, wrestle, trestle, mortgage, apostle
(When talking fast, the t is very lightly pronounced in words like Christmas, mountain and little)
TH - asthma, isthmus, north, Easter
W - who, whole, write, wrong, two, sword, wrist, answer
X - faux
Y - (NONE)
Z - rendezvous
9 - sign, gnat, gnu, foreign
Silent letters can be heard depending on a persons accent.