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In making some flash cards I have come across several things like this. Hontou is another one.
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EX: "Watashi wa Chris desu" would be pronounced "Watash wa Chris dess." They aren't really silent for the most part as much as they are just the way they say the word with an accent. Do you say "I don't know" most of the time or do you say "I dunno?" It's the same thing.
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Technically, though, it isn't silent. More like whispered. They (native Japanese speakers) know they're pronouncing ~su, but they sometimes don't make an effort to actually enunciate it clearly. It's much like how (in American English), some sounds are glided over, as presented by Spaztick.
「君という光が私を見つける // 真夜中に」-- 「光」という歌より（歌手：宇多田ヒカル）
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