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[–] 1moar 14 points -3 points (+11|-14) ago 

'an historian.' Sorry man, really. Wouldn't normally do it but this one catches me in the craw.

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[–] RuthParsons 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I'll grant that some English dialects do talk of 'istory and 'istorians

For you however, an is not quite correct since you pronounce the H.

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[–] BlockMe 2 points 1 point (+3|-2) ago 

Depends.

In "history" the 'h' is clearly pronounced. In "historian," the stress is on the second syllable, so "an historian" does sound right.

English is a weird ass language.

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[–] 1moar 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

No pronouncing any H's here lass. An, istorian. I'm not sorry. :)

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[–] MockingDead 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Are you from England or US?

In most of the US it's 'A historian'.

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[–] 1moar ago 

US, for some reason it just sounds natural to me.

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[–] 2nddammit ago 

"For instance, you say 'erbs' and we say 'herbs' because there's a fucking H in it."

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[–] 1moar ago 

Do you sound the H? I say erbs. US. Idk, just sounds natural to me. By downvotes, I see I'm in the minority. S'all good.