[B-R-I] Re: nu-ku-lar

Ed Hennessy ehennessy@verizon.net
Fri Sep 7 08:43:02 EDT 2012

A pet peeve of mine is that (according to what used to be accepted, standard usage) a non-aspirated H sound uses 'an' because it is basically silent and picks up the vowel sound that follows the H, but a non-aspirated H uses 'a' because it's a consonant sound. It's "a historical event," but "an homage." Any other usage, IMHO, is incorrect and often pretentious sounding.

My 2c...and my teachers in elementary school thank you...

Ed Hennessy

On 09/05/12, Jim Hall<aerie.ma@comcast.net> wrote:
The one that drives me crazy is the way people from other regions pronounce "the" as "thuh" in all circumstances. We were taught (by the good nuns) that when the word following "the" starts with a vowel, you should pronounce "the" as "thee". It sounds like you're stuttering to say things like "thuh internet" instead of "thee internet". It’s the same sort of thing with the "a" and "an": you say "an apple" not "a apple". 

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