How do you know if an H is aspirated or not?

How do you know if an H is aspirated or not?

How do you know if an H is aspirated or not?

We call silent h a h written which has no influence on the pronunciation, and of which one thus does not hear the trace at all while speaking. Conversely, a h says ” sucked », at the beginning of a word, marks the impossibility for this word to be linked in pronunciation to the preceding word. There is then neither liaison nor elision.

What are the H’s aspirated?

the aspirated H

  • the owls (and not the-z-owls)
  • the heroes (and not the z-heroes)
  • hammocks (not z-hammocks)
  • lobster (not lobster)
  • the hamster (and not the hamster)
  • the ax (and not the axe)
  • the halt (and not the halt)

The h of “beanis “aspirated”. In this he prohibits the connection and “imposes that this word be pronounced disjoint from that which precedes it”. And this, in the singular as well as in the plural. Thus, we pronounce “the bean” and no not “I’bean» ; “them/ beans» and not « les-z-beans»; “a beautiful bean» and not « a beautiful bean“.

Why do we say h aspiré?

In general, in modern French, the “ h ” initial is sucked for words of Germanic origin and mute for words of Latin origin. In Latin, the letter h » is become mute from the time of the Empire and the speakers of Gallo-Romance were unaware of the laryngeal fricative [h].

Why do we say the owl and not the owl?

the owl ; the hall ; the top ; the bean ; the warehouse ; the hamlet ; the hook etc. are written with an aspirated “h”. by cons, there are other words that are written with a mute “h”: honor; the man ; time ; the hospital; the habit ; the hotel ; timetable etc.