A Different Argument About Pronunciation

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Found 4th Mar 2008
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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Doesn't it depend on your religion! It does if you come from Norther Ireland.... believe it or not!

Well if that's "the answer" then there's no point discussing it :thumbsup:

emmajk42;1665588

Doesn't it depend on your religion! It does if you come from Norther … 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.

Original Poster

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.

hypnoticstate;1665594

Only Irish and Indian English people use it as "Haych" according to … 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 … Haitch is also used by many Australians, as well as in parts of Northern England



:whistling:

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wombat6025;1665602

Strange my source was Wikipedia also - perhaps a different version as it … 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.

Scottish people say Haych, so are you going to shoot me?

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.:)

hmm never knew that i always said haych

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nacider;1665608

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.

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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.

nacider;1665608

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

hypnoticstate;1665618

.......i'm only bringing it up because i'm bored. I'm not really that … .......i'm only bringing it up because i'm bored. I'm not really that passionate about it.



Ditto :thumbsup:

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wombat6025;1665619

See Scots are allowed to say haitch and even spell it as haych if they … 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.

hypnoticstate;1665622

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:

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wombat6025;1665628

Ok - let's trade - you agree to spell it aitch and I'll say aitch … 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:

wombat6025;1665619

See Scots are allowed to say haitch and even spell it as haych if they … 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

IT bugs me too! Its Aitch!!!!!! and as my name starts with Aitch then I'm right!!!!!! LOL

http://www.pop-music.com/steps/h.jpg

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

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littlemeglet;1665889

It's cool to see so many people so passionate about the english language. … 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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