What words start with a silent p?

What words start with a silent p?

Spelling list: Silent p words

pneumatic The workman had a pneumatic drill. *
psychic The old lady had psychic powers. *
psychiatry Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental illness.
psychiatrist The psychiatrist worked at the hospital. *
psychedelic Psychedelic drugs can be dangerous as they alter the mind.

What is the point of the silent P?

The ‘p’, usually a popping sound made at the front of the mouth, is silenced when it precedes an ‘s’. Most of these words with silent ‘p’s are to do with the mind or the medicine of the mind: Psychology, psychiatry, psyche, psychological, psychotic or pseudo.

Why do words have silent letters?

Since their spellings were fixed, some letters became silent when pronounced in English. For example, silent letters help to distinguish between homophones (words with the same sound but different spellings and meanings) in writing. Thanks to silent letters, you can know the difference between two, to, and too!

Why do the British say bloody?

Origin. Use of the adjective bloody as a profane intensifier predates the 18th century. Its ultimate origin is unclear, and several hypotheses have been suggested. The Oxford English Dictionary prefers the theory that it arose from aristocratic rowdies known as “bloods”, hence “bloody drunk” means “drunk as a blood”.

How old is the Yorkshire accent?

The rough start of the history of a Yorkshire dialect can be traced back to 400AD, with the arrival of Angles, Saxons and a number of other Germanic tribes on mainland Britain. The Angles settled in Yorkshire, with the Saxons to the south; this created somewhat of a language divide.

What does Geordie mean?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a Geordie is ‘A native or inhabitant of Tyneside or a neighbouring region of north-east England’, or ‘The dialect or accent of people from Tyneside, esp.

Who is the most famous Geordie?

Both born in Newcastle in 1975.

  • Rowan Atkinson. Actor & comedian, best known for Mr.
  • Peter Beardsley. England & Newcastle United footballer.
  • Eric Burdon.
  • Chas Chandler.
  • Cheryl.
  • Jill Halfpenny.
  • Charlie Hardwick.
  • Tim Healy.

Where is the Cockney accent from?


What is the most common accent in England?

Scottish English Scottish accents rank high on the “most recognisable” list.