Lindsay Lohan’s Silent H
This week Lindsey Lohan joined Tik Tok.
That isn’t particularly newsworthy in itself, but nobody was prepared for what happened next. she dropped a genuine pronunciation bombshell:
That’s right. Lindsey Lohan doesn’t pronounce the /h/ in LOHAN /ˈləʊ.ən/.
Reaction ranged from despair:
Wait. Lindsey “LOWEN”?!?IVE BEEN SAYING IT WRONG MY WHOLE LIFE?!?
LOWEN? LOUTNER? GRANDEE? Okay they gotta be messing with us at this point
to straightforward denial:
u pronounced ur name wrong
I really don’t want to spread calm
or anything like that, but silent < h > has been around for as long as H itself. And it’s pretty normal for it to be silent at the beginning of a weak syllable in connected speech:
Has he finished?
But what I find strange is that nobody seems to care about the silent < d > in Lindsey /ˈlɪnzi/!! I’m starting to think this could be a conspiracy –