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Haitch' or 'aitch'? How do you pronounce the English 'H'?


milky 13 | 1,656
9 Sep 2013 #1
bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11642588

The pronunciation of common words has changed drastically over time. So, as the British Library begins a quest to record people's articulations, what do the differences in how we pronounce words say about us?

So!! looks like the English can't speak English.
kolec
5 Jun 2014 #2
BBC speakers are different ;)
jon357 74 | 22,250
5 Jun 2014 #3
Especially on Eastenders.

So!! looks like the English can't speak English.

No it doesn't. One of the strengths of English is the way it adapts, unlike some languages that are almost fossilised and whose grammar and vocabulary is defended by crusty academics who see themselves as the gatekeepers to the language.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,910
5 Jun 2014 #4
Which version of English pronounces 'enquiry/inquiry' as 'in kwerry" ? That was the UK native speaker's pron on a cable TV news channel the other day. Is that American or is it just something else?

For any Poles browsing, the original correct pron for H is aitch. But hey-tch is the pron by some, just as 'should of' is used by the same geniuses for 'should've'.
jon357 74 | 22,250
5 Jun 2014 #5
Yes. Hey-tch, should of and using apostrophes incorrectly are the UK equivalent of someone in Poland with bleached jeans and a mullet.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,910
5 Jun 2014 #6
Hey, you can obviously see me on my webcam, how'd you do that?!


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