How to pronounce /h/

English contains one voiceless glottal fricative sound:

How do you make a /h/ sound?

  • The /h/ sound is a soft, voiceless glottal fricative that is like the sound you make when steaming up a mirror.

glottal

WORD DRILL

Listen and repeat the sentences:

/h/ how, happy, hero, hot, human, hospital, hungry, hair, whole, behind, perhaps, handsome, hurry, Holland.

SENTENCE DRILL

Listen and repeat the sentences:

A.Henry and Helen had their honeymoon in Honolulu.
B. How many hotdogs has Harry had?
C. Perhaps I’ll holiday in Helsinki or Hamburg.
D. Have you heard the horses’ hooves hammering in the hall?
E. Who’s that handsome hunk with the handgun?
F. Hello and happy Halloween Harriet.

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