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Old 09-19-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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Strange request..... I am seeking words that have silent first letters such as:

Tsunami, Jai Alai, Pneumonia

.... or if not, first letters that do not sound like the letter such as:

Qat (pronounced cat) or Xylophone

I am seeking words beginning with F, L, N, R, S, U, V, or Z
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:21 PM   #2
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Strange request..... I am seeking words that have silent first letters such as:

Tsunami, Jai Alai, Pneumonia

.... or if not, first letters that do not sound like the letter such as:

Qat (pronounced cat) or Xylophone

I am seeking words beginning with F, L, N, R, S, U, V, or Z
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:21 PM   #3
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:22 PM   #4
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Does anyone else find this to be an odd post for someone with .33 posts per day?

Llama... one of them is silent... might as well be the first one.
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:23 PM   #5
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Not really.. Seeing as I only have 48 posts.. I rarely travel to this forum.. That is why my post count is quite low.
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:24 PM   #6
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.... or if not, first letters that do not sound like the letter such as:

Qat (pronounced cat)
i think almost every word that starts with or contains the letter 'q' is a k or hard c sound.
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:24 PM   #7
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:24 PM   #8
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are you getting "extra credit" from your 22 year old high school english teacher for this?
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:24 PM   #9
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I don't post too often, only when I can help or need help....
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:25 PM   #10
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Not really.. Seeing as I only have 48 posts.. I rarely travel to this forum.. That is why my post count is quite low.


I stand corrected.
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:27 PM   #11
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since you know what letters you need, why don't you just look through a dictionary?
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:28 PM   #12
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id like to buy a vowel
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:29 PM   #13
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Florida?

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No wait...
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:30 PM   #14
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:30 PM   #15
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My friend "Zeke" spells his name Seke... does that count?

Wait, I have no friends, and Zeke spells his name like all the other Zekes.

I'll come up with something.
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:34 PM   #16
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Fdog
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Udog
Vdog
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All pronounced as "dog", with various meanings.
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:41 PM   #17
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"Tsunami" does not have a silent 't' when pronounced properly.
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:49 PM   #18
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"Tsunami" does not have a silent 't' when pronounced properly.
and the j in jai alai isn't silent either. But I guess we will have to give him pneumonia.

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Old 09-19-2005, 02:49 PM   #19
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:50 PM   #20
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"Tsunami" does not have a silent 't' when pronounced properly.
I was gonna point you you dictionary.com however, you are correct... there are 2 pronunciations, one as you suggested.... I guess add 'T' to the list.
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"Tsunami" does not have a silent 't' when pronounced properly.
I was gonna point you you dictionary.com however, you are correct... there are 2 pronunciations, one as you suggested.... I guess add 'T' to the list.
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"Tsunami" does not have a silent 't' when pronounced properly.
and the j in jai alai isn't silent either. But I guess we will have to give him pneumonia.
sorry... that should have been under the
.... or if not, first letters that do not sound like the letter such as:
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:58 PM   #23
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Column
colonel pronounce kernal in americal we usually do not say co-lo-nel.
Psalm
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Old 09-19-2005, 03:19 PM   #24
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CZAR... pronounced "zar"
mnemonic... pronounced "nee-maw-nik"


edit: well i see it doesnt start with something in your list...so... i dunno
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"Tsunami" does not have a silent 't' when pronounced properly.
I was gonna point you you dictionary.com however, you are correct... there are 2 pronunciations, one as you suggested.... I guess add 'T' to the list.
There is no English "ts" sound.
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