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is it hello or hallo or even hullo ?
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Author:  Cassie Darling [ 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.


Take care


Cassie (Cassandra for long) Darling

Author:  Abbey [ 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!

Author:  Noreen [ 02 Sep 2017, 07:15 ]
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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!

Author:  Alison H [ 02 Sep 2017, 08:14 ]
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Mr Rochester says "Hillo" to Jane Eyre :lol: .

Hello Cassie, nice to meet you!

Author:  Jenefer [ 02 Sep 2017, 09:01 ]
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Hello and welcome to the CBB

Author:  Aquabird [ 02 Sep 2017, 09:19 ]
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Hello and welcome to the board.

Author:  cal562301 [ 02 Sep 2017, 12:46 ]
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Hello and welcome, Cassie.

Author:  Chris S [ 02 Sep 2017, 15:13 ]
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Welcome to the CBB Cassie - enjoy.

Author:  Victoria [ 02 Sep 2017, 21:07 ]
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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!

Author:  cestina [ 02 Sep 2017, 21:46 ]
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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

Author:  MaryR [ 03 Sep 2017, 17:30 ]
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I'll ignore the pedants and just say hello and welcome to the board, Cassie. :twisted: Enjoy!

Author:  cal562301 [ 07 Sep 2017, 12:56 ]
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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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