46. Harassing aitches and the heir of the herbs

“In Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen.” – Why did poor Eliza Doolittle struggle so much with this simple sentence? This episode deals with just one letter: An “H” can be quite a hassle, as you will learn.

Wikipedia on H
Quite a long article for something as simple as a letter of the alphabet.

Social Variation in English
An interesting article with listening examples, one of them illustrating the phenomenon "h-dropping".

Podcast on American Pronunciation of the H
This podcast about American English pronunciation focuses on our letter of the day in its 28th episode, too.

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