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An historian / historic, or A historian?

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GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Sat 16-Feb-13 12:54:38

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Northey Sat 16-Feb-13 12:56:56

I always say "a". We aspirate all those words in English, so I have never understood why some people want to say "an" as if we didn't.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Sat 16-Feb-13 12:59:22

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PigeonPie Sat 16-Feb-13 20:18:57

Having been reading Simon Heffer's book ^Strictly English^ he says that it's unnecessary to drop the 'h' and therefore it should be "a historian", not "an 'istorian"

somebloke123 Mon 18-Feb-13 11:31:43

I think "an historian" used to be regarded as correct, also "an hotel" but both seem to have fallen out of common use.

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