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 Post subject: is it hello or hallo or even hullo ?
PostPosted: 01 Sep 2017, 22:35 
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Hi


I am never sure whether the h word is spelt 'hello' or 'hallo' or even 'hullo' , is there a difference between them and when were they used first?


Anyway hi! I am Cassie Darling, I live in SUffolk, UK and I'm in my late 40's.

I first read The Chalet School series of books as paperbacks as an escape when I was 13-ish - the daughter of my mum's friend who was older than me lent most of them to me - she was 18-ish and incredibly glamourous - she had long blonde hair and was tall and willowy - i have dark brown hair with a wave in it and was scrawny until i hit pubety - I am also dyslexic so my spelling and grammar can be a bit 'off' at times.

i read them as an escape - as an almost adult I started buying myself paperback copies of the series and when I had a daughter she soon discovered my books - which she has now - and used to sometimes read them to her as a bedtime story.

I stumbled upon this site purely by accident then wanted to join it.


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Cassie (Cassandra for long) Darling


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PostPosted: 01 Sep 2017, 23:20 
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Hallo Cassie, and welcome!

I don't know if there is a difference... I've always had a vague idea that it was a matter of preference but I really couldn't say for sure!

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Good morning, Cassie, and welcome to the CBB - I'll look forward to seeing you about the place. The OED gives the earliest (16th century) form of that word as Hollo or Holla, and relates it to Hillo as well, so there are even more choices!


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Mr Rochester says "Hillo" to Jane Eyre :lol: .

Hello Cassie, nice to meet you!

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Hello and welcome to the CBB


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Hello and welcome to the board.

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Hello and welcome, Cassie.

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Welcome to the CBB Cassie - enjoy.


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Alas, this pedant has bitten...(just so you know what to expect)


The pronounciation is related to class and/or area of the country with a rough "the higher the class, the later in alphabet, the vowel", and the north going for "hallo" and the south for "hello".
No doubt, there are many regional variations and the omnipresent television/films have an effect too.

So I'll just say "Greetings" to avoid giving myself away!


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Well, it's also related to nationality, not just class - the Germans say "Hallo" and never "Hello". The Czechs also say "Hallo" but are much more likely to say "Ahoj!" so I shall content myself with that Cassie.

Ahoj a vitam! (Hello and welcome!) :D

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I'll ignore the pedants and just say hello and welcome to the board, Cassie. :twisted: Enjoy!

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My roots are Northern working class (Yorkshire) and I've always said 'Hello'.

(I already welcomed you in an earlier post!)

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Belated hellos Cassie


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cal562301 wrote:
My roots are Northern working class (Yorkshire) and I've always said 'Hello'.

(I already welcomed you in an earlier post!)


Me too, and I'm from a tad further north. As I'm currently in Germany, I'll add a "GrĂ¼ss Gott".


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I've always written it and thought of it as Hello, but do always sort of hear it as if said by Just William when read it spelt as Hullo - no idea if it was ever written like that in the books, but shows the random connections brains (well mine at least!) make !

Welcome to the board :-)

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