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Old 10-08-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default The Letter H

Now this may sound petty and it may sound like i am starting this thread just to argue with Borat_Sagdiyev but im not i am creating this thread because i have a serious misunderstanding with the english language.

The Letter H in particular, now the discussion started on this thread

http://www.computerforums.org/showth...t=61494&page=2

but id like to move it on from there,

my pont of view was that H is pronounce Haitch or Heightch,

Borat's proved me wrong by pointing this article out to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_alphabet

now if you look down there to the list of letters it says that H is pronounced Aitch or Eightch so my arguemnt is there is no need for the letter H in the alphabet !

ok you can argue that words like Home, Hug, Hat etc all use the letter H but they dont use it in the way it is ment to be pronounce Ha#Aitch.

what are you opinions on this also im gonna add a poll to how you think H should be pronounced.

despite how you yourself pronounce the letter how do you think a well spoken man (posh man) would say the letter H ?

Aitch / Eightch
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Haitch / Heightch
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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I don't quite follow.

However, I usually pernouce the H.

Even in a word like exhaused, it is what helps roll your tounge to the rest of the word.
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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well in words that have an H in them (words, not abbreviations like HD or HTML), i pronounce the H with a H. like however. but in an abbreviation, you say how the letter is spelt, aitch tee emm ell

the letter H is pronounced AITCH. when you say the alphabet, its pronounced AITCH, am i right???

in a word, however, like HOW, you actually prounce the H not like when saying the alphabet, but just as a regular letter.
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:22 PM   #4
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It's like how you Canadians pronounce the letter Z "zed." That doesn't mean the word zoo is pronounced zedoo, it's still zoo.
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ok, my point is:

how do you guys pronounce the letter H when you say the alphabet?
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:30 PM   #6
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A-ch
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ok sorry i shuda made myself clearer i ment wen u say the letter H not within words like HTML HDTV.

now i apreciate that probably 90% of the population pronounce it Eightch but that doesnt mean its the correct way to pronounce it.

how would the queen of england pronounce H ? in HTML would it be Heightch or Eightch
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the second one
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I would say Heightch TML
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the second one
i think i see a slight pattern.

americans say ach / eightch

english say hach / heightch
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