Is the L silent in could?
L. The most indecent of the silent l words is surely colonel. The word sounds identical to kernel, which is an honorable, respectfully spelled word. L is also silent in could, should, would, as well as in calf and half, and in chalk, talk, walk, and for many people in calm, palm, and psalm.
How do you pronounce this word could?
Could should would pronunciation?
The pronunciation is simpler than it looks; the L is silent. So they all have their beginning consonant, the UH as in BOOK vowel, and the D sound. Should, would, could. They rhyme with ‘good’, ‘hood’, and ‘wood’.
Can and can’t pronunciation?
1 Answer. “Can” is usually pronounced /kən/ (with a schwa sound): as in “I can (/kən/) ride a bike”. It is treated as a function word and as such, is unstressed. “Can’t” is pronounced /kænʔ/ (with a glottal stop replacing an expected /t/ sound) as in: “But, I can’t (/kænʔ/) ride a horse.”