The H Is Shilent

letter h sign languageSilent H (Update: link removed because it no longer works), a description of its use and role in history:

A silent h can be put anywhere you want, precisely because it is silent. So for example, it is equally proper to spell it Gandih, Gahndi, hGandi and even Gandhhhhhhhi.

The silent h is very flexible. When I’m talking, I’ll toss in a silent h every third syllable, and no one seems to mind. I’m not trying to show off by doing it. I just like the way it doesn’t sound.

Little known fact: The original name for the stealth bomber was Hhhhhhh, where every h but the fourth one is silent.

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