Who “hu” said Whole “hol” Wheat “weeet”?
In North American English there are many words that begin with the letters WH and are pronounced with an /h/ sound.
Phonetically, you may see it written like this
/hw/or /h/ = “h”
Here are some /h/ sounding words. Most follow a rounded vowel sound like /o/ or /u/
Who Who’s/Whose Whom Whole
Some wh-words that also have a rounded vowel following but are pronounced with a W
whoa! whoops whooper whoosh
Examples of other WH words – pronounced with a W
What? Where? Why? Which? When?
wheat whale whirl whip
Do you have any WH words that are confusing or interesting to talk about? Send a comments below.