Anonymous
4

The word scent is pronounced /sɛnt/.

To determine which letter is muted, let us take a close look at the etymology of the word scent.





So my best guess is that c is silent and not the s as the old french spelling of it also had an s.

The same seems to be the case with words like scythe and descent.



Vivekanand Vellanki
0
Interesting. Are you suggesting that the c in scythe is silent?
Manomay Shravage
1

In the word scent the letter c is silent and really shouldn't be used in this word. We can pronounce the word scent with only an s in it but they have added a c so we can differentiate between words like scent and sent.