Pronunciation of

Salmon

How to pronounce Salmon
The salmon is a freshwater fish that is known for swimming up rivers to lay its eggs and is widely farmed and eaten as food. It is classified as an oily fish that is rich in Omega-3 and protein.
The pronunciation of salmon is often object of confusion. In English, the correct pronunciation of salmon is sam-un. The "l" in salmon is silent. However, in certain dialects and varieties of English salmon is occasionally pronounced with an "l".
The reason the "l" is not pronounced in salmon is because the word came into the English language through Old French, where it was spelled as saumon.
The word salmon originally derives from the Latin word salmō, which contained the "l". However, the word came into use in English through Old French, where salmon was spelled as saumon. In fact, in Middle English, salmon was spelled as samon, without the "l". Later on, the "l" was restored from the original Latin spelling of salmon.
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