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A Different Argument About Pronunciation

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
This isn't a question about what is right or wrong, this is the answer.

The letter "H" is pronounced "Aych", NOT "Haych".

It's one of the most annoying things in the word hearing people say Haych.
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Doesn't it depend on your religion! It does if you come from Norther Ireland.... believe it or not!
#2
Well if that's "the answer" then there's no point discussing it :thumbsup:
#3
emmajk42
Doesn't it depend on your religion! It does if you come from Norther Ireland.... believe it or not!


Or even Norther England, Ireland, India, Australia etc.
#4
Only Irish and Indian English people use it as "Haych" according to Wikipedia, so anyone not Irish or Indian who says "Haych" should be shot.
#5
hypnoticstate
Only Irish and Indian English people use it as "Haych" according to Wikipedia, so anyone not Irish or Indian who says "Haych" should be shot.


Strange my source was Wikipedia also - perhaps a different version as it says;
Its name in English is spelled aitch
and
Haitch is also used by many Australians, as well as in parts of Northern England


:whistling:
#6
wombat6025
Strange my source was Wikipedia also - perhaps a different version as it says;
and


:whistling:


Well i'm from Newcastle which is the most northern main city in England and I'd say about 95% of people up here say "Aych", it's the minority of 5% who say "Haych" which bug me.
#7
Scottish people say Haych, so are you going to shoot me?
#8
You wouldn't get on with my Dad then ;-) - he drops the aitch from all the words where it should be pronounced and adds an haitch to words like honour and heir and, of course, as an eastender pronounces aitch as haitch.:)
#9
hmm never knew that i always said haych
#10
nacider
Scottish people say Haych, so are you going to shoot me?


Damn right, someone get my gun!

JK, This applies to English people only. If a whole country says it that way, then that's the right way of saying it in that country.
#11
Just to clarify, though it does bug me to hear someone say it WRONGLY.......that's WRONGLY.......i'm only bringing it up because i'm bored. I'm not really that passionate about it.
#12
nacider
Scottish people say Haych, so are you going to shoot me?


See Scots are allowed to say haitch and even spell it as haych if they want - so I can't see why some English can't copy them :-D
#13
hypnoticstate
.......i'm only bringing it up because i'm bored. I'm not really that passionate about it.


Ditto :thumbsup:
#14
wombat6025
See Scots are allowed to say haitch and even spell it as haych if they want - so I can't see why some English can't copy them :-D


Because it would bug me, and that's all that matters.
#15
hypnoticstate
Because it would bug me, and that's all that matters.


Ok - let's trade - you agree to spell it aitch and I'll say aitch :whistling:
#16
wombat6025
Ok - let's trade - you agree to spell it aitch and I'll say aitch :whistling:


You have yourself a deal my Scottish friend.:thumbsup:
#17
wombat6025
See Scots are allowed to say haitch and even spell it as haych if they want - so I can't see why some English can't copy them :-D


I love how we are allowed our own vocab now :p
#18
IT bugs me too! Its Aitch!!!!!! and as my name starts with Aitch then I'm right!!!!!! LOL
#19
http://www.pop-music.com/steps/h.jpg
#20
It's cool to see so many people so passionate about the english language. Try listening to people from Sunderland, " Hi'll ave arf a dozen Heggs" oh dear lol
#21
littlemeglet
It's cool to see so many people so passionate about the english language. Try listening to people from Sunderland, " Hi'll ave arf a dozen Heggs" oh dear lol


Grrrr, bloody Mackums.

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