Student or Learner
How do you pronounce " written" : can it also be pronounced with a slight "w" sound, or should one only pronounce "written" starting with an "r" sound ?
Occasionally (very occasionally - and then for jocular effect only) a silent letter may be pronounced; but both parties to the joke (the joker and the audience) k-now it's w-rong.
For a good example of this, try here: YouTube - The Muppet Show. British Chap - The Gnu Song (ep 519)
(if you look further on youTube you might find the original writers singing it (Flanders and Swan)).
PS Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqgPyqyh4X4
Last edited by BobK; 20-Oct-2009 at 12:00. Reason: Added PS
Afterthought. When I wrote jocular', I meant that in a loose sense. I had a teacher who always called me 'K-nowles', and after a few years it grew less than rib-tickling.