Do you say milk or Melk?
“Milk” is being pronounced more like “melk.” The word “dress” is starting to sound like “drass.”.
Why is it spelled MYLK?
There is no etymological support for the spelling MYLK for /milk/. However, there may have been 17th Century writers who used Y for the short /I/. The letter y is one of the common spelling patterns for /ai/ as in *fly and *my. Before 1755, any plausible semi phonemic spelling was considered correct.
What does the word milk mean?
1a : a fluid secreted by the mammary glands of females for the nourishment of their young. b(1) : milk from an animal and especially a cow used as food by people.
How do Minnesotans say milk?
Yet some Minnesotans don’t actually pronounce it like its written. Have you ever heard anyone say, “Do we have any MELK?” Take a listen. It’s more common than you’d think. … And, it’s not just our everyday Minnesotans and Wisconsinites that pronounce milk as ‘melk.
Is it correct to pronounce the T in often?
The \t\ is silent. Why? Often has a medial /t/ that, like similar words such has “hasten” and “soften,” was once pronounced and is now typically silent. Unlike the similar words, pronouncing the “t” in “often” has returned in some modern usage.