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Silent Letters K In Knife D In Wednesday Like Why?!
03-24-2014, 04:19 AM #1
Ruby Wolf Member
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We all know that nobody pronounces the word knife as "ka nife" its more like everyone pronounces that word as "nyfe" so where the hell did the letter k come from and who was a powerful and far reaching enough of an authority to say the k is going to be used and spelled there in that word and everyones gonna automatically agree and forever more teach it as being that way when the word knife isnt even said that way by anyone anywhere?!

We all know that nobody pronounces the word wednesday as "wed nes day" its more like everyone pronounces that word as "wensday" so actually the d as well as the 2nd e are nonsensical and useless and dont need to be there at all and so once again who was a powerful and far reaching enough of an authority to say the k and the 2nd e are going to be used and spelled there in that word and everyones gonna automatically agree and forever more teach it as being that way when the word wednesday it isnt even said that way by anyone anywhere?!

Maybe the "ka" pronunciation of knife reflects the "kaaahhhh" sound of a knife penetrating flesh or the initial sound someone makes when they get knifed or do i mean nyfed or do i mean kanived?! (*-*)

Maybe long ago some king and queen were married on a wednesday and so they created a conglomeration of wedding and wensday and passed it off as grammatical law punishable by death if anyone disobeys?! (*-*)
03-24-2014, 04:43 AM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I don't no. 13.gif
03-24-2014, 04:51 AM #3
White Ribbon call me
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i pronounce wedensday as wed ens day.. maybe its an american thing?

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03-24-2014, 04:55 AM #4
Ruby Wolf Member
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Damn silent letters...Shhhhh quiet...There must be absolute silence while you make sure that you spell in those silent letters that nobody pronounces > http://www.espressoenglish.net/silent-le...om-a-to-z/
03-24-2014, 05:10 AM #5
White Ribbon call me
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Quote:Wednesday, sandwich, handsome, edge, bridge

nope.. i pronounce all those words with the full d.. and im not from downton abbey with a silver spoon up my hairless ass..le burp..
03-24-2014, 03:39 PM #6
Ruby Wolf Member
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(03-24-2014, 05:10 AM)the white ribbon Wrote:  
Quote:Wednesday, sandwich, handsome, edge, bridge

nope.. i pronounce all those words with the full d.. and im not from downton abbey with a silver spoon up my hairless ass..le burp..
So how exactly do you pronounce bridge?...bri...da...geh?!...or maybe...breye...de...gh?!...around here the word bridge is always pronounced as brige and the word car is pronounced cah so for all intents and purposes they should be spelled as brige or brigeh (with a silent e of course) and cah or maybe even cahr?!

And even though i've never heard anyone pronounce it otherwise (another spelling should have been created by some all powerful and far reaching letter king or word queen) i can almost understand putting a w in front of rite to separate the meanings of rite and write but why the hell is there a w within the word answer?! because it aint there when we say it...
03-24-2014, 03:47 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Well you Americans say erb not herb. Why?
03-24-2014, 03:59 PM #8
Ruby Wolf Member
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(03-24-2014, 03:47 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Well you Americans say erb not herb. Why?
The warped English language has twisted the way we speak it?!

this ...that...these...them...those......thoze...theym...theze...thayt...thyss...


Quote:English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now the most widely used language in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language

Wait a minute,maybe i'm still half asleep (i just wok up,sorry,i mean i just awaknd) but something appears to be wrong up there in that quote?! if English is a West Germanic language,then how could it have been first spoken in England?!
03-24-2014, 05:47 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-24-2014, 05:10 AM)the white ribbon Wrote:  
Quote:Wednesday, sandwich, handsome, edge, bridge

nope.. i pronounce all those words with the full d.. and im not from downton abbey with a silver spoon up my hairless ass..le burp..

I pronounce the 'd' only in the word 'sandwich, but not the others, and I include the 'h' in the word herb, but it's more of a breath out sound.
03-24-2014, 05:55 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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(03-24-2014, 04:19 AM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  We all know that nobody pronounces the word knife as "ka nife" its more like everyone pronounces that word as "nyfe" so where the hell did the letter k come from

Probably ye olde Norse as so many other English words. Knife is Kniv in Swedish but was spelled knif in older times.
03-24-2014, 05:57 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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(03-24-2014, 03:47 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Well you Americans say erb not herb. Why?

I hear Colonel Sanders is to blame for that. coffeetime.gif
03-24-2014, 06:36 PM #12
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That bastard.

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03-24-2014, 06:55 PM #13
Ruby Wolf Member
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(03-24-2014, 05:55 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(03-24-2014, 04:19 AM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  We all know that nobody pronounces the word knife as "ka nife" its more like everyone pronounces that word as "nyfe" so where the hell did the letter k come from

Probably ye olde Norse as so many other English words. Knife is Kniv in Swedish but was spelled knif in older times.
I'll bet that even the ye old norse pronounced knife without a "ka" k however they spelled it (*-*)
03-24-2014, 06:57 PM #14
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Knob.

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03-24-2014, 06:59 PM #15
Ruby Wolf Member
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(03-24-2014, 05:57 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(03-24-2014, 03:47 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Well you Americans say erb not herb. Why?

I hear Colonel Sanders is to blame for that. coffeetime.gif
Well see I've noticed around here from time to time how the more a person smokes their herbage the more they'll start pronouncing the h in herb such as...

No tokes..."erb"...one toke..."herb"...two tokes..."hherb"...three tokes..."hhherb"...four tokes..."hhhherb"...five tokes..."hhhhherb"...six tokes..."hhhhhherbie hancock"...(*-*)




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