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Has anyone noticed that the letter 'H' is being pronounced "Hayche" lately, (rather than "Ayche")? I've heard this pronunciation both in Canada, and England. I've been told that it is popular in Ireland as well.
 

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It's common in certain areas. I'm not positive where but I know they do it in parts of Quebec and I think part of the maritimes.
And usually, those same folks use a silent H elsewhere. Like my neighbour, who would call the letter out as "haytch" but calls her husband Herman "Erman". Odd.
 

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It's common in certain areas. I'm not positive where but I know they do it in parts of Quebec and I think part of the maritimes.
And usually, those same folks use a silent H elsewhere. Like my neighbour, who would call the letter out as "haytch" but calls her husband Herman "Erman". Odd.
I would have to move.
 

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What's with zed anyway. I'm no Yank, but zee always made more sense to me
Zed is the actual name--the Americans changed it to Zee...
Unless I am referring to Billy, Dusty & Frank or making a joke I will go to my grave saying Zed.
(And even then I do sometimes say Zed Zed Top...)
 

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Zed is the actual name--the Americans changed it to Zee...
Unless I am referring to Billy, Dusty & Frank or making a joke I will go to my grave saying Zed.
(And even then I do sometimes say Zed Zed Top...)
I know, I just don't think the sound of consonants should use other consonants if they don't need too. I think the Yanks got it right on this one (puts armour on).

And why isn't H pronounced hee or hay (Y is also a vowel, kinda wishy-washy but whatever).

Believe it or not, I'm not high. Maybe I should be :D
 

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We need H's. Boycott the use of silent H's. What happens if someone is telling a story about them getting hurt? If you say "how" they will think you want to know more. If you say "ow" they will think you are sympathetic. It is confusing. Do you hear with your ear or ear with your ear. Silent H's will make a mess of the English language. Oh wait, it's already a mess. Just ignore this post.
 

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French Canadians / Quebecers speaking english... H's being misplaced all the time

Howen Art
 
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