herb, /hw/, and shedule
jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jan 29 15:41:01 UTC 2001
Martha Stewart pronounces the "h" also.
--- "Robert S. Wachal" <robert-wachal at UIOWA.EDU>
> 'herb' with the 'h' is routinely used by Julia Child
> and thus by many of
> her followers. So it's either an affectation or an
> ignirant pronunciation.
> At 05:50 PM 1/28/01 +0000, you wrote:
> >Thanks for all the info on 'schedule'. For those
> wonderign about the
> >prevalence of the /sk-/ pronunciation in the UK, I
> note that Fowler's (3rd
> >ed., 1996) says that the /sk-/ pronunciation is
> heard more and more in
> >Britain, esp. among young people.
> >My next question: does anyone/any region in the US
> use the Brit
> >pronunciation of 'herb' (with the /h/), and which
> pronunciation is
> >prevalent in Canada?
> >And as long as I'm throwing out BrE/AmE
> pronunciation issues, I'll note
> >that my students were discussing my fellow American
> >pronunciation before class the other day, and asked
> me why he pronounces
> >words like 'where' with a /hw/. This might signal
> that the downfall of
> >/hw/ is progressing faster in the UK than the US?
> Fowler's notes that the
> >Concise Oxford of 1995 left out all the /hw/
> pronunciations, while AHD4 and
> >M-W10 still put /hw/ pronunciations first--even for
> words like 'whammy'
> >which I've never heard as /hwami/.
> >M Lynne Murphy
> >Lecturer in Linguistics
> >School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
> >University of Sussex
> >Brighton BN1 9QH
> >phone +44-(0)1273-678844
> >fax +44-(0)1273-671320
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