herb, /hw/, and shedule

Victoria Neufeldt vneufeldt at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Sun Jan 28 22:55:40 UTC 2001

Hey!  Us completely unaffected Canadians use this pron.

Certainly that's the pron I grew up with and still use and I believe it's
what I heard consistently before I moved to the U.S. in 1984.  But the Gage
Cdn Dict. (1983) shows "(erb or herb)" -- the "or" means that both were
common, but with "erb" listed first, it had the edge.  I can't comment on
the current situation, since I haven't really been paying attention since I
returned to Canada.


Victoria Neufeldt
1533 Early Drive
Saskatoon, Sask.
S7H 3K1

 -----Original Message----- from Robert S. Wachal
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 2:00 PM:

> 'herb' with the 'h' is . . . either an affectation or an ignirant
> pronunciation.

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