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Monday, 3 September 2012

The letter "H " for 'olly 'ock


 This is a 'olly' ock!


It's the turn of the letter H.
 A strange letter, for there are thousands of people in the world who cannot or just do not pronounce this letter. In my country one of our twelve provinces is populated with inhabitants who cannot pronounce the H. It's the province of Zeeland.

In France the H is also  dropped for most of the time.

In the Holy Land the people of Galilee couldn't pronounce the H either, that's why Peter was recognized as one of the disciples of  Jesus in the night that Jesus was interrogated by the Sanhedrin.

And then of course in London we know the cockneys who drop aitches all the time. Who doesn't know the famous sentence spoken by Eliza Doolittle, who tries to copy the pronunciation of Professor Higgens. He asks her to pronounce :"In Hertford,Hereford and Hampshire hurricanes hardly ever happen...
Eliza answers:"In' ertford, 'ereford and 'ampshire  'urricanes 'ardly ever 'appen...
Anyway we are going to show a great variety of the letter "H"! 'opefully you 'ave great 'istories for us.
Reader Wil, ABC Team.

Eliza Doolittle




30 comments:

  1. Delightful, light and whimsical narrative! And, as you will see from my own post, 'olly'ocks are favorite flowers of many a bloke! Kate, ABC team

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  2. I love hollyhock but I never had a luck to grow one in my garden. Great Intro Wil.

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  3. Sweet!!! I hope you all had a great Labor-Day Weekend - I am having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that it's Tuesday!

    I am posting two links this week - just want to give you a HEADS'up and HOPE you don't mind : one is "HE## YES" the other "HELP WANTED" feel free to visit one or both.

    Have a great week!!!

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  4. Yes, the linky is defective - checking...

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  5. Can't find the linky!!! Others have posted already but I don't see it. Will keep trying but want to give you another HEADS-up.

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  6. Thanks, Roger. I was beginning to think you guys were trying to tell me something! :-) THANKsfor your help.

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  7. In case you care about the technical aspects, Wil put up a picture, then I put up the Linky, then Wil put the rest of her text; somehow, they clashed. So I just moved the Linky to the bottom, and voila.

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  8. Great H post. I love hollyhocks.

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  9. Wonderful Whimsy in the post Wil.
    Love your "take" on olly okes.
    My Fair Lady is one of my very favorite films.

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  10. hello fellow players. i'm back playing after a short absence.

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  11. I 'ad a 'appy time seeing the movie, and also reading your post!

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  12. o ow you av us wi your appy illarious into

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  13. I love Elize's character:) And seems several others join you in the fun!

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  14. Hi ReaderWil, I do enjoy your blog very much and am glad I went there so I get to know the ABC team and their blogs as well!!! Love Hollyhocks.

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  15. He he he he!
    Yes, in France most people "ave" difficulties pronuncing the "h"!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Hope you are having a fabulous week****

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  16. Love your illustration without the "H". Some languages pronounce their "j" as "h" too. Such an interesting letter!

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  17. Hello all.
    Nice one Wil! Thankfully my British wife doesn't have a Cockney accent! Gorgeous flower too...purple is one of my favorite colors and I love My Fair Lady. The artwork in my post this week is actually "Purple Passion Flower" by our very own Barbara Rosenzweig.
    How Fortunate I Am to be a part of this wonderful group. Have a great week ahead everyone!

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  18. Interesting piece on H from Wil. I learned a lot today. =)

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  19. I like my fair lady, when my school called for audition. and I got was a a wardrobe girl for the housekeeper, ironing her clothes.

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  20. In Italy, the dictionary I use on a daily basis here just has 8 words beginning with H!

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  21. Lovely post and gorgeous photography for 'H" ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. Nice intro for the letter H♫♪

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  23. Love those sweet hollyhocks!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  24. I think I forgot to leave a comment when I posted my link! But, I love hollyhocks! they grow really well here in NM.

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  25. 'ow loverly are your 'ollyhocks!

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