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    Hi,

    I want to know if a word as "anhistorian" exists in English.

    Please help me.

    99999

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99999
    Hi,

    I want to know if a word as "anhistorian" exists in English.

    Please help me.

    99999
    You may want to use one of the on-line dictionaries for further research. Do you mean "a historian" by any changce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    You may want to use one of the on-line dictionaries for further research. Do you mean "a historian" by any changce?
    Hi Twostep,

    I have tried many dictionaries...M erriam- Webster's, American Heritage Dict, Hyperdictionary, but cudn't find t his w ord.. and i don't mean a historian . Any answers???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99999
    Hi Twostep,

    I have tried many dictionaries...M erriam- Webster's, American Heritage Dict, Hyperdictionary, but cudn't find t his w ord.. and i don't mean a historian . Any answers???
    Can you give me a bit more - where did you come across the term, context ...?

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    It'll be 'an historian' I think. Some people use 'an' with the word rather than 'a'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It'll be 'an historian' I think. Some people use 'an' with the word rather than 'a'.
    Does this have anything to do with the origin with the word? I mean that in old or maybe in the middle English words starting with h used to be breceeded by "an" as the h was silant... and treated as a vowel!!!


    Lolo

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