Need words with silent first letters

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  1. phillydog

    phillydog Senior member

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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
     
  2. Joemonkey

    Joemonkey Diamond Member

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    :confused:
     
  3. shamrock1313

    shamrock1313 Banned

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    Gnome. Knight.
     
  4. Ilmater

    Ilmater Diamond Member

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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.
     
  5. shamrock1313

    shamrock1313 Banned

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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.
     
  6. HN

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    i think almost every word that starts with or contains the letter 'q' is a k or hard c sound.
     
  7. artikk

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    know
    knife
    kneel
    knee
     
  8. PHiuR

    PHiuR Diamond Member

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    are you getting "extra credit" ;) from your 22 year old high school english teacher for this?
     
  9. phillydog

    phillydog Senior member

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    I don't post too often, only when I can help or need help....
     
  10. Ilmater

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    :confused:

    I stand corrected.
     
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    since you know what letters you need, why don't you just look through a dictionary?
     
  12. leftyman

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    id like to buy a vowel
     
  13. Ilmater

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    Florida?

    ...


    No wait...
     
  14. HN

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    phillydog
     
  15. Ilmater

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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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    Fdog
    Ldog
    Ndog
    Rdog
    Sdog
    Udog
    Vdog
    Zdog

    All pronounced as "dog", with various meanings.
     
  17. Howard

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    "Tsunami" does not have a silent 't' when pronounced properly.
     
  18. allisolm

    allisolm Administrator<br>Elite Member
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    and the j in jai alai isn't silent either. But I guess we will have to give him pneumonia. :)

     
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    i hate thread with werds
     
  20. phillydog

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    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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    Tsar
     
  22. phillydog

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    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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    Column
    colonel pronounce kernal in americal we usually do not say co-lo-nel.
    Psalm
    Adjunct
    Adjacent
     
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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
     
  25. Howard

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    There is no English "ts" sound.