Do you pronounce the B in dumb?
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People also ask, is B silent in plumber?
Plumber comes from plumb, meaning 'lead', as in the metal, from Latin 'plumbum'. So you have a word with a nearly silent 'b' and you make another word out of it, meaning a person who works with the metal, so you pronounce that like you pronounce 'plumb' and get 'plum[b]er.
Also Know, why is there a silent b in lamb? What is the origin of the silent 'b' at the end of English words such as lamb, comb, crumb and bomb? WE OWE the silent 'b' to the fact that centuries ago our ancestors pronounced a b-sound: climb was Old English climban, and bomb comes from Italian bomba. The b-sound was lost by about 1300.
Beside this, is B Silent in subtle?
The first interesting thing about the pronunciation of the word subtle is that silent b in the middle of the word, s-u-b-t-l-e. They report that the letter b was added to the word subtle because of confusion with another word, subtile, which we got from the Old French word, subtil.
Is the B silent in obviously?
The ''b'' in ''obvious'' is also silent.