This spelling list contains all the known base words beginning and ending with the phonogram GN. Though the G is clearly a silent letter in these base words, the G sound reappears in several cognates. Though many people argue for English spelling reform, when we consider the connection in meaning between these words and their cognates, the reason for the spelling becomes clear. Without the visual reminder that the G provides, these vocabulary connections would disappear.
Words beginning with the phonogram GN.
- gnostic agnostic
Words ending with the phonogram GN.
- design designate
- malign malignant
- resign resignation
- sign signify, signal
There are also a few foreign words which use the phonogram GN in the middle.