I am trying to find words that has silent letters for each letter of the alphabet.?
For example Pneumonia has a silent P. I am trying to get one for each letter of the alphabet. I will of course take any repeats of letters but I want one.
The reason behind it is I am trying to pull a prank on someone because we often have to read the alphabet via the military alphabet to people over the phone. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc. I want to read him a silent alphabet and torture the hell out of him :)
Thanks for any help :)
- General CucombreLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
a is silent in head, bread, deaf, meant
b is silent in debt, lamb, bomb, tomb
c is silent in muscle, blackguard, yacht, indict
d is silent in Wednesday, handkerchief, handbag
e is silent in pirate, more, have, give
f is silent in stiff, cuff, scoff
g is silent in gnaw, gnome, phlegm, straight
h is silent in honour, heir, ghost, night
i is silent in business, fashion, cushion
k is silent in know, knee, knock, blackguard
l is silent in talk, folk, salmon, colonel
m is silent in mnemonic
n is silent in hymn
o is silent in leopard, jeopardy
p is silent in psalm, pneumatic, cupboard, receipt
q(u) is silent in lacquer
r is silent in myrrh, catarrh
s is silent in isle, aisle, viscount, mess
t is silent in often, thistle, fasten, mortgage
u is silent in build, guild, plague
w is silent in whole, write, sword
y is silent in prayer, mayor
z is silent in rendezvous
I don't think this can be done for every letter as first letter, but at least this should help.
I like your idea. Enjoy responsibly ;)
- 5 years ago
If you want to be confusing on the phone, you don't necessarily need just silent letters. For example A could be Affect and E could be Effect. Also, B as in bog, c as in cog, d as in dog. Things like that.
- 1 decade ago
Knitting, Knight, Tsunami, aisle, Gnaw, Honour, Phone
Hope It Helps!