How to pronounce salmon?

In this short article, we will answer the question “How to pronounce salmon?” and will discuss its etymology.

How to pronounce salmon?

Salmon’s pronunciation is frequently a source of confusion. The right way to pronounce salmon in English is sam-un. Salmon has a silent “l.” Nevertheless, salmon is sometimes pronounced with a “l” in some English dialects and variants.

What is the etymology of the salmon?

  • from Latin: salmō, salmōn-., 
  • from Middle English: samoun, samon, saumon,  
  • from Anglo-Norman: saumon

Old English leax was replaced by the native Middle English word lax. Later, the unpronounceable l was added to bring the word nearer to its Latin root


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