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    Is the initial "h" in horizon always pronounced, I mean, in all English variants/accents?

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    Re: horizon

    /h/ is always pronounced, but sometimes ə- after the indefinite article an

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    Re: horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    /h/ is always pronounced, but sometimes ə- after the indefinite article an
    Its always the other way round, adding a or an is decided by the pronunciation of the word after it... I doubt it happens so that you add an article and then decide which pronunciation will be appropriate.

    /h/ is a glottal consonant and in some English dialects, the pronunciation of initial /h/ is omited.. ex Herb as erb, Hotel as otel, though I am not very sure about the ommision of initial h while speaking...


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    Re: horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Is the initial "h" in horizon always pronounced, I mean, in all English variants/accents?


    You've got to pronounce the "h" in the word "horizon".

    The stress is, of course, on the second syllable. I once heard someone place the stress on the last syllable, and I didn't understand what the person was saying right away.

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