Its a silent k…

I’m helping her read today’s book she’s brought home from school.  She stops at the phrase knick-knacks, unsure how to read it.

“Look at that!” I say, trying to make the oddities of English phonetics seem like fun. “Those words are just like knee, which has a “k” but you don’t say it.  Isn’t that strange!”

“Its a silent k.  Like gnawing, which has a silent g.” she says, deadpan.

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