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Tongue Twisters: Words That Begin With 'H'

2 years ago
In English, some H words are heard; some are silent.

Go here for tongue twisters to help you get it straight.

In American English pronunciation:
  1. MOST words that begin with H are heard (e.g., hard, have, happy);
  2. A handful of words that begin with H are always silent (e.g., heir, hour, honor); and
  3. A few words that begin with H are flexible, depending on the speaker's family or community practice of pronunciation (e.g., herbs, humble, humor).

When in doubt, make your H heard.