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:
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