silent letter

silent letter
stum bokstav (bokstav som skrivs men inte uttalas)

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  • Silent letter — In an alphabetic writing system, a silent letter is a letter that, in a particular word, does not correspond to any sound in the word s pronunciation. Silent letters create problems for both native and non native speakers of a language, as they… …   Wikipedia

  • silent letter — letter of a word which is written but not pronounced …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Silent Letter (album) — Infobox Album Name = Silent Letter Type = Album Longtype = Artist = America Released = June 15 1979 Recorded = March April 1979, AIR Studios, Monserrat Genre = Pop rock Length = Label = Capitol Records Producer = George Martin Reviews = Last… …   Wikipedia

  • Silent e — is a writing convention in English spelling. A silent letter e at the end of a word often signals a specific pronunciation of the preceding vowel letter, as in the difference between rid /ˈrɪd/ and ride /ˈraɪd/. This orthographic pattern followed …   Wikipedia

  • silent — si|lent [ saılənt ] adjective *** ▸ 1 not making noise ▸ 2 place: very quiet ▸ 3 refusing to talk/inform ▸ 4 without noticeable signs ▸ 5 letter: not pronounced ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a silent person or group of people does not talk, laugh, or make… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • silent — si|lent W3 [ˈsaılənt] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not speaking)¦ 2¦(not communicating)¦ 3¦(quiet)¦ 4¦(films)¦ 5¦(letter)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of silere to be silent ] 1.) ¦(NOT SPEAKING)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • silent */*/*/ — UK [ˈsaɪlənt] / US adjective 1) a silent person or group of people does not talk, laugh, or make any noise Everyone was totally silent as the president spoke. a crowd of silent onlookers a) used about a person who does not usually talk to other… …   English dictionary

  • silent — adjective 1 NOT SPEAKING a) not saying anything: Phil was silent for a moment as he thought about his reply. | fall silent (=become quiet): The crowd fell silent when the President appeared. b) not talking much to other people: Nate was in his… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Silent k — A silent k occurs when the letter k is not pronounced in a word. A silent k is quite common in the English language. A silent K occurs when it is followed by an N in the word. Etymology In Old English the /k/ was not silent (pronounced dn , hn ,… …   Wikipedia

  • silent — [[t]sa͟ɪlənt[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ Someone who is silent is not speaking. Trish was silent because she was reluctant to put her thoughts into words... He spoke no English and was completely silent during the visit... They both fell… …   English dictionary

  • silent — silently, adv. silentness, n. /suy leuhnt/, adj. 1. making no sound; quiet; still: a silent motor. 2. refraining from speech. 3. speechless; mute. 4. not inclined to speak; taciturn; reticent. 5. characterized by absence of speech or sound: a… …   Universalium

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