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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

shhhhhhhh!! Silence!

I always wondered why there are some letters silent in some words.
For ex: H is silent in "Honest", "Exhaust" etc., especially when it comes to "E", it is always silent at the end of most words.
For ex: Cane, Wake, Schedule, the list goes on.
I want to know the reason, I was surfing the net to find it out. It's said that's difficult to pronounce in some "H" words and in the case of "E" it's said that when vowels stand alone they are silent. My question is why do you have to put a vowel in such case? Is there any problem to leave them alone? Or do they too believe in numerology?

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