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The letter "H" - Eych or Heych. How do YOU pronounce it? watch

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    Heych
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    To quote from the musical My Fair Lady:

    "In 'Artford, 'Ereford, and 'Ampshire, 'urricanes 'ardly hever 'appen"

    It's aitch.
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    It's more of an Aichh for me
    Used to be Haichh for a long time though, i must confess.
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    Don't fret; she's probably one of those pseuds who say 'an historian', as though the 'h' is silent.
    'A historian' flows better for me, actually.
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    Eych?

    Christ, of all the ways you could write down how you'd say 'aitch'.
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    (Original post by bellebaihe)
    A historian flows better for me, actually.
    How? Uh historian, or anistorian - the first has something uncomfortable about it, the second flows as if it's one word.
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    You sound like a bloody idiot if you say haytch
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    Eych, always has been and always will be. See, I was brought up to pronounce things properly.
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    Haitch. I try not to say aitch because it sounds too common, then I get accused of being too essexy :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Jace Falco)
    How? Uh historian, or anistorian - the first has something uncomfortable about it, the second flows as if it's one word.
    I'm not sure why; perhaps differences between accents. Just asked my mum who has a Linguistics degree, she says previously 'an historian' was the only way to say it, but nowadays using 'a' or 'an' is acceptable. In addition she smiled a linguistic smile when I asked 'haitch or aitch' and said again, previously it was only 'aitch' but a more colloquial version of it has come about, being the 'haitch'. It may feel uncomfortable saying it one way to you and more comfortable saying it another way to me simply because of our accents and what we're used to hearing colloquially.
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    (Original post by Jace Falco)
    How? Uh historian, or anistorian - the first has something uncomfortable about it, the second flows as if it's one word.
    The second sounds daft.
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    Heych
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    aitch.

    I've been brung up to speak proper like.
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    Heych. Because i'm northern and they sound the same!
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    Aitch
    When I was younger I always got really annoyed when people said 'haitch' lol
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    (Original post by SillyFencer)
    Erm... so which is the correct way? You just put an H you spanner!
    Errrrr well you are scottish. the way you say it is another variable in this experiment.

    fancy a spot of fencing old chap.
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    People saying 'heych' makes my toes curl!
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    some people say Hetch
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    I say "haitch", as I was brought up to pronounce it like that, and it sounds nicer than "aitch".

    I drew a comic strip about how you should pronounce "H" a while ago. I was really bored, at the time...

    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...ageID=24059868

    (I apologise if the writing is too small)
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    Eych really annoys me lol. Suppose you don't hear it that often...unless you're watching countdown!
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    Heytch of course
 
 
 
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