Here are 4 tips that should help you perfect your pronunciation of ‘peculiar‘: Break ‘peculiar‘ down into sounds: [PI] + [KYOO] + [LYUH] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
In practice, yes it is virtually silent unless one makes a special effort to pronounce it. When we have a consonant cluster here /ktl/ one sound is often not heard. The linguistice term for it is “dissimilation”.
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