There's actually a lot more sense to the English language than most of us realise. If you learn rules-based spelling, there's very little that's not actually covered. It's when we learn by rote that it makes no sense.
In almost all dialects of English, the name for the letter is pronounced /ˈeɪtʃ/ and spelled ⟨aitch⟩ or occasionally ⟨eitch⟩. The pronunciation /ˈheɪtʃ/ and hence a spelling of ⟨haitch⟩ is often considered to be h-adding and hence nonstandard. It is, however, a feature of Hiberno-English and other varieties of English, such as those of Malaysia and Singapore. In Northern Ireland it is a shibboleth as Protestant schools teach aitch and Catholics haitch. In Australia, this has also been attributed to Catholic school teaching and is estimated to be in use by 60% of the population.
Aitch. Without a doubt. Unfortunately DS's prep teacher said haitch. Nothing I could say would change his mind cause he adored her... He's now grade four and I still cringe when he says haitch...
Interestingly as I type this on my phone, the little red line indicating a misspelt word is underlining haitch but not aitch. Glad my iPhone agrees!
oh gosh dont get me started
its aitch ..
it says HHHHH .. but the letter itself is aitch ..
having two parents that are teachers, it was drilled into me from a young age - so much so that even growing up, people on Wheel of Fortune would make me twitch because they all said "haitch" .. which is incorrect .. lol
Last year I had to fight with my then 5year old because his prep teacher says "haitch" ... and I was constantly correcting him at home .. his defence was that his teacher says it that way, so it must be right .. sigh
I had most friends use a nick name by age 10 and then by 17 used Kerri cause people just assumed that's why my nickname was short for.
Oh so glad I was able to find this thread! DP and are just having a huge debate about this and others words like "Castle" and "Vietnam". Once he finishes having his tantrum, i'll show him this thread
-- 'castle' = car - sel
'vietnam' = vee - et - nam [rhymes with ham, damn]
but I know this depends on where you were raised...
MIL says 'fil-um' for film and it drives me INSANE!
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