Silent Letters "Ghosts of Linguistic History"

Silent letters embedded in English words have long been the hobgoblin of non-native English speakers. In an article for the Hartford Courant, writer Rob Kyff explores the history and meaning of the lurking consonants.

Kyff writes:

"Have you ever wondered why 'might,' 'night' and 'flight' have a voiceless 'g'? Blame the French scribes who followed French linguistic forms and tossed a 'g' into the Old English 'mihte,' 'niht' and 'flyht.'"