Why do people pronounce salmon as salmon?

Why do people pronounce salmon as salmon?

The word comes ultimately from the Latin salmon, but we got it by way of French, as we did with so many other food words. The French, as was their wont, had swallowed up the Latin L in their pronunciation, so by the time we English borrowed the word, it was saumon, no L in the spelling and so no L in the pronunciation.

What is the meaning of propitiatory?

designed or intended to propitiate
1. designed or intended to propitiate; conciliatory; expiatory. noun. 2. the mercy seat.

How do you pronounce salmon and almond?

“You don’t say ‘SALLmon,’ you say ‘sah-mon. ‘” But the word salmon can be pronounced both ways according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, just like the word almond.

Is it pronounced Samon or salmon?

In English, the correct pronunciation of salmon is sam-un. The “l” in salmon is silent. However, in certain dialects and varieties of English salmon is occasionally pronounced with an “l”.

Is the L pronounced in almond?

More recent standard dictionaries say we can now properly pronounce “almond” either with or without the “l” sound. I consulted American Heritage (4th ed.), Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.), Webster’s New World College Dictionary (4th ed.), and the Random House Webster’s College Dictionary.

Is Propitiary a word?

adj. Of or offered in propitiation; conciliatory. pro·pi′ti·a·to′ri·ly adv.

What is another word for propitiatory?

What is another word for propitiatory?

appeasing conciliatory
pacifying peacemaking
placatory assuaging
conciliating disarming
mollifying pacific

Is the L silent is salmon?

In Latin, the word for fish is salmo, and the L is pronounced. Even though the English word spelling changed from samoun to salmon, the pronunciation stayed the same, making the L silent.