Is the 2nd ‘p’ in pumpkin silent? (1 Viewer)

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This could apply to many areas of the country and parts of cities, so I am going to leave dis die right chere, ya feel me?
In my defense I was a bunch of beers into a Saturday night. I deleted it but can't delete the quoted posts .....post in poor taste on my part. My apologies.
 

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It's halfway between silent and not silent. This is why for some people, it's completely silent, and for others it's clearly pronounced. For me, it's not a clear 'p' sound, but it denotes a clear break in the word between "pum" and "kin".

I'm more concerned about the 'L' in words like walk, talk, chalk. I had an English teacher in High School who told us a story about being bullied for his accent (Boston) when he was a kid, then a few weeks later made fun of me in front of the class for pronouncing the 'L' in chalk. (not a full 'L', but like a dip in the word) To me, Wok is something you cook in, Chock is a safety device you put under the wheel of a car, and Tok is something a clock does. Don't get me started on how he pronounced clock.
 
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It's halfway between silent and not silent. This is why for some people, it's completely silent, and for others it's clearly pronounced. For me, it's not a clear 'p' sound, but it denotes a clear break in the word between "pum" and "kin".

I'm more concerned about the 'L' in words like walk, talk, chalk. I had an English teacher in High School who told us a story about being bullied for his accent (Boston) when he was a kid, then a few weeks later made fun of me in front of the class for pronouncing the 'L' in chalk. (not a full 'L', but like a dip in the word) To me, Wok is something you cook in, Chock is a safety device you put under the wheel of a car, and Tok is something a clock does. Don't get me started on how he pronounced clock.
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In my defense I was a bunch of beers into a Saturday night. I deleted it but can't delete the quoted posts .....post in poor taste on my part. My apologies.
I laughed which makes me worse than you :hihi:
 
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