Do any other languages (I am sure there are at least a few) have a silent letter or especially a silent modifying letter (as in English "ate", the e is silent and makes the a long)??? Where does this come from?? Do any of ur conlangs have this?? On a side note, is Welsh a Celtic language, a Germanic language or like English? or what? Does Welsh or Celtic or Ire (or whatever you call that Irish language) use the silent e?