How do I say owl?
Is the H silent in human?
H is silent in many English words, for various reasons. Not all such words that have come into English from French still have a silent h, however. Over the centuries we have come to pronounce the h in words like horrible, hospital, host, human, and humour.
How do owls talk?
Though many owls “hoot,” others make hissing sounds and may sound like dogs barking, cats meowing or horses neighing (see Resources below). When you hear the sound of an owl, wait a moment, then call back. Sometimes another owl will begin to call when it hears others hooting.
Is the H silent in WHIP?
Yes, strictly speaking, the WH in whip should be pronounced as in what, where, when. Most Americans don’t go to the trouble to overpronounce the WH sound, and to most Americans, it sounds affected.