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# Either
If a word starts with 'h' you can put 'an' or 'a' before it.

(, Fri 28 May 2004, 16:44, archived)
# I suppose it depends on how you pronounce it
an "h"omage sounds just as wrong as
a "omage"

(, Fri 28 May 2004, 16:46, archived)
# hence the "?"
cause it looked wrong, but sounded right.
(, Fri 28 May 2004, 16:46, archived)
# Surely
if the H is silent then its an 'an' and if its not then its an 'a'.
eg. A Hotel
An Hour

or if you cant pronounce words properly "An 'otel".
(, Fri 28 May 2004, 16:46, archived)
# I thought it didn't matter if the 'h' was silent or not,
since you can say either an historian or a historian and still be correct.
(, Fri 28 May 2004, 16:48, archived)
# that's a bit old fashioned
and "an homage" suggests it is being pronounced in the american faux-french stylee rather hom-idge.
(, Fri 28 May 2004, 16:52, archived)
# Bollocks.
You use "an" when the noun begins with a vowel.
"H" is not a vowel.

A hotel, a hospial
an 'otel, an 'ospital

Won't somebody think of the children?!
(, Fri 28 May 2004, 16:54, archived)