I am working on the / /ɑ̄ / sound with students this week. Yet, I am stumped on one word. Why is there a silent-e on the end of the word taste? My understanding is that a silent-e only jumps over one consonant sound. I believe there is a reason for this silent-e yet I can not seem to find it in cyberspace. I am new to word investigation, so if this is an obvious answer, my apologies.
I covet any information anyone can provide me regarding this word.