Unit 2.1

Letter: silent b

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Introduction

The letter b is usually pronounced as /b/ but sometimes it is silent.

Form

The sounds for letter b are:

Uppercase Lowercase Phonology
B b /b/

silent

When b is silent is not pronounced inside the word.

Example

/b/:

  • bag, big, obtain.

silent b:

  •  doubt, lamb, comb

 

Use

-Mostly at the end of words, just after m (-mb)

-When b is followed by t in:

  • debt, doubt, subtle

Exercises

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