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Silent alphabet

If you use a few names, you can create create a complete silent alphabet for English:

A as in BREAD /bred/

B as in COMB /kɘʊm/

C as in INDICTMENT /ɪndaɪtmɘnt/

D as in HANDKERCHIEF /hæŋkɘʧiːf/

E as in GIVE /gɪv/

F as in HALFPENNY /heɪpɘnɪ/

G as in GNAT /næt/

H as in HOUR /ɑʊɘ/

I as in FRIEND /frend/

J as in MARIJUANA /mærɪʊɑːnɘ/

K as in KNOW /nɘʊ/

L as in COULD /kʊd/

M as the first M in MNEMONIC /nɘmonɪk/

N as in COLUMN /kɒlɘm/

O as in PEOPLE /piːpl/

P as in PSYCHOLOGY /saɪkɒlɘʤɪ/

Q as in LACQUER /lækɘ/

R as in FORECASTLE /fɒksl/

S as in ISLAND /aɪlɘnd/

T as in CASTLE /kɑːsl

U as in BUY /baɪ/

V as in AVERHAM /ɛɘrɘm/ (a place name in Nottinghamshire)

W as in WRONG /rɒŋ/

X as in SIOUX /suː/

Y as in JAYNE /jeɪn/

Z as in RENDEZVOUS /rɒndeɪvuː/