Which letters are silent in the word Wednesday?
The letter d is silent in Wednesday
Yes, it is! If you compare the words as a cryptogram you see this listen silent if you look closely you see that there are no letters that do not have the same letter in the other word. *The words listen and silent are called anagrams because they have exactly the same letters in a different order. Other anagrams of these words are enlist, inlets, and tinsel. (see related link below)
Silent Letters are called just that, but if you want to be specific, there are different kinds of silent letters. 'Inert' letters are leftover from when a word is shortened. For example, you do not sound the 'n' in 'damn', but you do in 'damnation'. 'Empty' letters are never sounded at all, like the 'b' in 'subtle'. There are other kinds too.
Many folks in North America. pronounce this word as " mou'n ", which makes " ntai " 4 silent letters, in conversational English. The formal dictionary pronunciation has no silent letters. This pronunciation version is used when speakers want to stress the word carefully and clearly as in teaching Geography.