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    Smile Pronoucaton

    Why Do We Pronounce Hotas Hot But Not As Ot As We Honesty Is Pronounced By Condering "h "as A Silent Word


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    Re: Pronoucaton

    You're a bit vague.
    What does HOTAS stand for?
    Hands On Throttle And Stick?


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    Why Do We Pronounce Hot as Hot But Not As Ot As We Honesty Is Pronounced By Condering "h "as A Silent Word
    Hot comes from a Germanic source and is related to the German word "heiss", so the "h" is sounded.

    Honest comes from the Old French word "honeste"[modern French "honnÍte", so the "h" is not sounded.

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