Erin (amoulixes) wrote in linguaphiles,
Erin
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Hache

In my studies, I've come across many students, instructors, and others who speak French. Most of the time, I can anticipate the lack of H in words when they speak English (a funny one being "airdresser") but I had never come across H added to words beginning with vowels until a few weeks ago.

Some examples I remember off the top of my head are "h-eight" for 8, and "h-ending." The latter occurred in the phrase "happy ending" which became "appy hending." I would assume spoonerism if I hadn't heard it other times. (Would that even still count as a spoonerism?) I've also heard "h-effort."

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