What is the silent letter in autumn?
Similarly one may ask, why is there a silent N in autumn?
For example autumn comes from the Latin autumnus and column comes from the Latin columna. In these words, the N was pronounced. If you try to say them, you'll see that pronouncing the N in autumnus is pretty easy. If you try to pronounce the N at the end of autumn, it's not so easy.
One may also ask, what is the silent letter in biscuit? Never pronounced after the letter 'q', as in queue, antique and queen, but also silent with other vowels, for example biscuit, guest, rogue, and disguise.
Also question is, what is the rule for silent letters?
Dummy Silent Letters First, inert letters may be pronounced when the base word changes to a longer word. For example, in the word 'sign', the 'g' is not pronounced, but in the word 'signature', the 'g' makes a sound. If the letters in words do not change to make a sound, then they are known as empty letters.
What month has a silent letter?