Speech work: Consonant /h/


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In today’s English Language class, We will be learning about the Consonant /h/. We hope you enjoy the class!


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/h/ where it is voiced and where it is silent.


The consonant sound /h/ is described as a voiceless glottal fricative. This sound is voiced in so many words but silent in certain words. It is pronounced or voiced in the words below:

  1. Habit, House, Hair, Hello, Halt, Hadith, Halleluyah, Hall, Hail, Hammer, Hand, Harrow, Harmful, Heartless, Heavy, Hatch, Harmony etc.


Consonant /h/ is silent in words like:

Hour /aʊə/

Honour / ɒnə(r)/

Honest /ɒnist/




  1. Write any ten words in which /h/ is voiced
  2. Write any five words where /h/ is silent


Reference: Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary; Countdown English by Ogunsanwo




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