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Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by SalixIncendium, Sep 15, 2022.

  1. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Vestigial Member
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    When I grew up, I was taught to pronounce wh as /hw/. Everyone around me did so.

    I later found out this is known as the whine-wine merger:

    Pronunciation of English ⟨wh⟩ - Wikipedia

    The funny thing is that I did not grow up in the region this article pinpoints as not having the merger.
     
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    Originally in English -wh words were spelled -hw and so the h was said and this has carried over into modern times. So yes, it's at least more historically and etymologically accurate to say 'hw'.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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