drop one's aitches


drop one's aitches
drop one's aitches fail to pronounce the letter h at the beginning of words.
Main Entry: aitch

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  • drop one's aitches — To fail to pronounce initial aitches on words • • • Main Entry: ↑aitch * * * fail to pronounce the letter h at the beginning of words, a common feature of dialect speech …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop one's aitches — fail to pronounce the letter h at the beginning of words. → aitch …   English new terms dictionary

  • aitch — ► NOUN ▪ the letter H. ● drop one s aitches Cf. ↑drop one s aitches ORIGIN Old French ache …   English terms dictionary

  • aitch — noun the letter H. Phrases drop one s aitches fail to pronounce the letter h at the beginning of words. Origin C16: from OFr. ache …   English new terms dictionary

  • aitch — n. the name of the letter H. Phrases and idioms: drop one s aitches fail to pronounce the initial h in words. Etymology: ME f. OF ache …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phonological history of English fricatives and affricates — The phonological history of English fricatives and affricates is part of the phonological history of the English language in terms of changes in the phonology of fricative and affricate consonants. Contents 1 H dropping and h adding 1.1 H… …   Wikipedia

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