Actually, it's all about word Ghibli(Japanese animation studio). I always thought it should be prononced like g in guard when begining word. But japaneese variant is [d͡ʒiburi]. Is it just nippon ...
The 'e' in paste isn't pronounced on its own, but changes the pronunciation of the 'a'. In that case, is the 'e' still referred to as silent?
In RP English, the 'w' in "sword" is silent. Wiktionary suggests /sɔːd/ and /soʊrd/. Why? Are there other words like this? The 'w' is pronounced in words like "swollen", "swoop", "sworn" and "swore". ...
Is 'r' in Br/Amr pronunciation of 'Arjmand' (Persian word) silent? (In other words, how is this word pronounced in Br/Amr English?)
How are aspirated letters different from silent letters when pronouncing a word?