- Are you supposed to pronounce the h in herb?
- Do you pronounce the h in hour?
- Why do Americans say zee?
- How do British people say hello?
- Is the H silent in human?
- Why is the H silent in hour?
- Do you pronounce the H in white?
- Why do Americans say aluminum?
- Why do British call aluminum Aluminium?
- Does Canada say Aluminium?
- Why is there an H in Thomas?
Are you supposed to pronounce the h in herb?
The British pronunciation is “Herbs” with an “H” while American pronunciation is “erbs” without the “H.” Quite simple, eh.
Just like this simple vinaigrette recipe to go with your herb salad.
“Herb” or “erb,” it’s really your choice..
Do you pronounce the h in hour?
Silent H. H is always silent in HONOUR, HOUR, HONEST, HEIR, VEHICLE & VEHEMENT. You don’t say it after ‘g’ in GHOST, GHASTLY, AGHAST, GHERKIN & GHETTO, or after ‘r’ in RHINOCEROS, RHUBARB, RHYME and RHYTHM.
Why do Americans say zee?
The primary exception, of course, is in the United States where “z” is pronounced “zee”. The British and others pronounce “z”, “zed”, owing to the origin of the letter “z”, the Greek letter “Zeta”. This gave rise to the Old French “zede”, which resulted in the English “zed” around the 15th century.
How do British people say hello?
A handshake is still the most common way to greet someone, especially if you are in a formal situation at work. Shaking hands is the most common greeting between men, between women, and between men and women. … It’s always a good idea to smile and make eye contact with the person you are shaking hands with.
Is the H silent in human?
In standard AE, the “h” in huge, human, etc. is always pronounced. Yes, it can sound much like the ich-Laut, or it can be softer, but these words are always aspirated.
Why is the H silent in hour?
To put it simply, English is a mutt language that mugs other languages in dark alleys for loan words here and there. This is just one example. In this case, “hour” is more closely related to the French “heure” (in which the h is silent because French) than to any root words with a hard h sound.
Do you pronounce the H in white?
In my region we don’t say “hwite”…. instead the “h” is completely silent. We say, “wite” and the “w” is exactly the same as the “w” sound in “wife”. However, I have heard quite a few people (maybe they were from the Southeastern US) pronounce the “wh” sound as though it were written “hw”.
Why do Americans say aluminum?
According to the Online Etymology Dictionary English chemist Sir Humphry Davy named the element alumium in 1808 and then changed it to aluminum in 1812. British editors changed it to aluminium to be more in keeping with other elements such as potassium and sodium, while the Americans retained the spelling as aluminum.
Why do British call aluminum Aluminium?
It all began, apparently, when an indecisive British chemist by the name of Sir Humphrey Davy in fact coined the now archaic word “alumium” in 1808. However, referring to the element in his 1812 book Elements of Chemical Philosophy, he would use the word “aluminum”, much as Americans do today.
Does Canada say Aluminium?
Canadians. As a side note, Canada has two official language, and in all french textbooks and class material, we use aluminium as well. So at best, Canada uses both spellings.
Why is there an H in Thomas?
Thomas comes from the Aramaic t’om’a, while Theodore comes from the Greek Θεόδωρος (Theodōros), which is probably the reason for the difference in pronunciation. Eventhough the th in Thomas comes from the later Greek spelling, it’s likely that the pronunciation remained from the original form.