I know that this word is pronounced as /dra:ft/ but do we consider the u to be silent? I have heard of 2 rules for silent u
1-when u comes after g
2-when u comes before a vowel
but none of them apply to this word, can someone clarify it for me?
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The u is not really silent, it's part of the au digraph although in this particular word that digraph has a slightly odd pronunciation. The gh is not silent either, as it's that which produces the /f/ sound.
Draught is simply pronounced the way it is. The word cough is similar, in that ou is pronounced /ɒ/ as though it were just o and the gh is /f/.
The similar-looking words fraught, aught, caught, haughty are more "regular" in that au is pronounced /ɔ:/ and the gh really is silent: /frɔ:t/, /ɔ:t/, /kɔ:t/, /hɔ:tɪ/.
English is tough /tʌf/, especially where words originating in Old English and Middle English are concerned. They are now so irregular that they just have to be learned.