A few accents retain the old unvoiced w in wh- words, however - in many parts of Scotland and Ireland, and sporadically in North America, these word-pairs are not homophones, and 'wh-' is unvoiced. This can be written . Some writers use a reversed w: :
*In words spelled 'who-', on the other hand, it is the w which is dropped in all accents of English:
who, whom, whoseand pairs of word such as whole-hole and whoop-hoop are homophones:
Back to top
If you have any questions mail me at email@example.com.