[gardeners] herb, erb, Herb,

Shantihhh@aol.com (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 11 Apr 2001 16:18:42 EDT

In a message dated 4/10/01 9:07:01 PM, 
owner-gardeners-digest@globalgarden.com writes:

<< Okay, I need to know: what is the correct American pronunciation of 
"Herb"?  Is it "Herb" as in the man's nickname, or is it 'erb?  It makes a 
major difference in selection of indefinite articles.  Thanks, Margaret L

Depends on where you live as both are correct.  In Europe and Asia they say 
erb with a slight breathy h.  Most people in the West say Herb with a hard H.

I think the English way has a nice classy ring to it!  It depends to whom I 
am speaking as to which pronunciation I use.  :-)  I usually say it somewhere 
in the middle with a light h in the throat.