Is H silent in heir?
H is always silent in HONOUR, HOUR, HONEST, HEIR, VEHICLE & VEHEMENT. You don’t say it after ‘g’ in GHOST, GHASTLY, AGHAST, GHERKIN & GHETTO, or after ‘r’ in RHINOCEROS, RHUBARB, RHYME and RHYTHM.
How do the British pronounce heir?
Break ‘heir‘ down into sounds: [AIR] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
Below is the UK transcription for ‘heir‘:
- Modern IPA: ɛ́ː
- Traditional IPA: eə
- 1 syllable: “AIR”
How do you read heirs?
What heir means?
An heir is defined as an individual who is legally entitled to inherit some or all of the estate of another person who dies intestate, which means the deceased person failed to establish a legal last will and testament during their living years.