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When you say the word 'herb,' do you pronounce the "H?"

Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of Phaet 2014/03/13 22:21:17
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  • fallnhope 2014/03/17 01:06:04
    No
    fallnhope
    Not unless I'm saying someone's name.
  • LesWaggoner BN 1 2014/03/16 23:29:10
    No
    LesWaggoner BN 1
    American "English" and Spanish do not pronounce the "H".
  • Devil's Advocate 2014/03/16 20:11:04
    Yes
    Devil's Advocate
    I am from Edinburgh, not Kingston
  • JanHopkins 2014/03/15 14:03:04
    Yes
    JanHopkins
    Because no one seems to understand what I'm talking about if I don't pronounce the h.
  • Jensola 2014/03/15 09:38:30
    Yes
    Jensola
    Yes of course, I'm English and we invented the language... and the correct pronunciation is to pronounce the 'H' in this word!
  • LesWagg... Jensola 2014/03/16 23:38:38
    LesWaggoner BN 1
    I got into a debate with another sodahead about why Americans don't use proper English. Technically American "English" is not true "English".

    Our language is a composition of many languages derived from the many languages of immigrants to the U.S. We borrow many words that seem to subtle differences.

    You never hear the word "pram" in reference to transportation for a baby in the U.S. It can be a stroller, a baby buggy or a baby carriage but each can mean a different type of baby transportation or refer to the same item.
  • lady_c5_loadmaster 2014/03/14 19:24:51
    Yes
    lady_c5_loadmaster
    +1
    I do when it is an individuals name but not when it is a food seasoning.
  • Tordgaard 2014/03/14 19:22:09
    No
    Tordgaard
    No
  • WGN 2014/03/14 18:15:41
    No
    WGN
    It is pronounced "erb".
  • JP 2014/03/14 17:08:59
    Yes
    JP
    +1
    My native language is Afrikaans but I'm also fluent in English. I don't pronounce the "t" in a lot of words.
  • ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own 2014/03/14 16:56:50 (edited)
    No
    ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own
    +1
    Not unless it's a proper noun.
  • akPhilly 2014/03/14 16:38:06
    No
    akPhilly
    +1
    I personally don't, but technically both ways are correct. It often depends on where a person is from, like often times in the US, people will pronounce it like 'erb', while in the UK many will pronounce the H.
  • ♊ (g℮mıƞı) 2014/03/14 16:24:51 (edited)
    No
    ♊ (g℮mıƞı)
    +1
    The H is silent.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2014/03/14 15:23:41
    No
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    I don't pronounce the T in OFTEN either.
  • Little Miss Monster 2014/03/14 15:08:36
    No
    Little Miss Monster
    +1
    I have always said it "erb".
  • FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK 2014/03/14 14:56:54
    Yes
    FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK
    +1
    I am not French and my native language is not English either . I was taught to spell it .
  • happyman 2014/03/14 14:56:01
    No
    happyman
    +1
    No, I let the H be silent...
  • Dukunsakti 2014/03/14 14:24:07
    Yes
    Dukunsakti
    +2
    As Indonesian...thanks
  • .: LiVi :. 2014/03/14 13:59:47
  • Dukunsakti .: LiVi :. 2014/03/14 14:25:28
    Dukunsakti
    +3
    I like the pic...lol
    buhgt7
  • JCD aka "biz" 2014/03/14 13:21:20
    Yes
    JCD aka "biz"
    +2
    Maybe I shouldn't.
  • Michael Calkins 2014/03/14 09:42:38
    No
    Michael Calkins
    +2
    And neither on "hour". English has a long history of h dropping, and even some hypercorrection of adding "h"'s.
  • Michael... Michael... 2014/03/15 09:18:13
    Michael Calkins
    But I do pronounce the "h" in "herbivore".
  • Moonlight <3 2014/03/14 08:36:03
    Yes
    Moonlight <3
    +2
    Yes I do pronounce the h
  • DJ 2014/03/14 07:05:29
    Yes
    DJ
    +2
    If it wasnt meant to be used it would be called Erb.
  • JCD aka... DJ 2014/03/14 13:19:19
    JCD aka "biz"
    +2
    What about "hour", "honor" and possibly a couple of other words?
  • DJ JCD aka... 2014/03/14 14:43:50
    DJ
    +2
    Ahh, you got me there. I couldnt think of any English words starting with silent H's .
    Id say those were french words initially then since the English adopted loads of French words and they always use silent H's.
    Because my family is of English decent we always said Herb (hhhhherb, well not like an idiot but you know) Ive never heard anyone in Australia say Erb, except the great Aussie/French chefs - Manu Fieldel and Gabriel Gate with their beautiful French accent. a ha, wee wee, we use fresh erbs non? lol
  • JCD aka... DJ 2014/03/14 15:13:14
  • happyman JCD aka... 2014/03/14 14:57:29
  • ♊ (g℮mıƞı) DJ 2014/03/14 16:26:48
    ♊ (g℮mıƞı)
    there are many words where letters are silent.
  • DJ ♊ (g℮mıƞı) 2014/03/14 16:35:59
    DJ
    Thank you, but Im not completely dumb. :)
    This so called silent letter though (tho silent ugh) is at the start of a word, not just a silent letter.
  • ♊ (g℮mıƞı) DJ 2014/03/15 01:23:11
    ♊ (g℮mıƞı)
    +1
    pnuemonia, mnemonic.

    plenty that start with silent letters too.
    I wasn't trying to say you were dumb, your reply just stuck out.
    These words have the letter and are not meant to be pronounced, yet they are still there and they are always silent.
  • tcl5940 2014/03/14 05:23:17
    No
    tcl5940
    +3
    Nope, not unless it's a person named Herb
  • Thibault 2014/03/14 04:46:12
    Yes
    Thibault
    +2
    Yes, but that's because I'm from England :)
  • david abe 2014/03/14 04:22:49
    No
    david abe
    +2
    I never did!
  • Quill 2014/03/14 03:42:51
    Yes
    Quill
    +4
    Lol, didn't used to. Then I started watching a bunch of British tv and now I catch myself saying words like they do all the time. Makes sense, I mean, there's a damn "H" in it.
  • Pat 2014/03/14 03:28:10
  • BenDerZwerg 2014/03/14 02:51:57
    No
    BenDerZwerg
    +3
    I have such a thick accent that It is so hard for me to say that word it isn't even funny. lol. It comes out as "Uhb"
  • Daniel Sean 2014/03/14 02:40:40
    No
    Daniel Sean
    +3
    No, silent h.
  • George-2 2014/03/14 02:38:53
    No
    George-2
    +2
    This is an English language confusing issue: too many 'not pronounced' letters which easily induces to spelling mistakes. In Spanish words are written just the way they're spoken, no exceptions as in 'herb'. If the 'H' isn't to be be pronounced then what the **** is it doing there!

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