What word in the English dictionary has a silent z?
The word rendezvous. Even though it’s a French word, it’s in the English dictionary and is pronounced [rahn-duh-voo].
Turns out rendezvous isn’t the only one. Another word is oyez.
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6 Comments on "A Silent Z"
fivebee says February 10, 2014 @ 16:58
john edwin dodd says July 21, 2015 @ 12:37
fivebee says December 1, 2015 @ 07:28
Steve Si says January 20, 2019 @ 18:47
The name Dalziel
D says February 18, 2019 @ 13:23
JoeP says October 3, 2019 @ 13:19
“capercailzie” (a kind of bird) is pronounced, and sometimes spelled, “capercaillie”. As with the surname Dalziel, the silent z is really a mistaken transliteration of an old Scottish word that contained a yogh, a letter that sounds like a y but looks like a z.
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