Maybe we should ask the Colonel?
Gee, I don't know . . . "talk," "walk," "half,", "calf"Maybe we should ask the Colonel?
Sold-er. How else would you pronounce "Sold" ?!<Condemned wanders off to have a nice cup of tea>
Just because there are a few examples of silent "L" doesn't mean ALL of them are...
Are the syllables in English separated like that?
Here's a nice little article about the silent "L" that mentions solder specifically, and the history behind how the "L" became silent (for some).http://verbmall.blogspot.com/2006/05/silent-letters.html
Q. Why is the letter -L- silent in words such as salmon and solder?
Heres a poll to settle the issue