What is the meaning of ersatz?
: being a usually artificial and inferior substitute or imitation ersatz turf ersatz intellectuals.
How do you pronounce troas?
Is the L silent in folk?
But the “l” in folk, talk and walk used to be pronounced. Now almost everyone uses a “w” instead- we effectively say fowk, tawk and wawk.
Is the L silent in Almond?
A: The “l” in “almond” was silent until very recently. More recent standard dictionaries say we can now properly pronounce “almond” either with or without the “l” sound.
Is L in yolk silent?
This was later added for the spelling to make it more similar to the Latin root (salmo, where the ‘l‘ is pronounced), however pronunciation didn’t change. That said, the ‘l’ in ‘yolk‘ is also silent, unless this isn’t the case in some American dialects I have never heard.
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