Is it true that only unstressed words in a sentence, which have H at the beginning of the words, will be dropped in American English?
Off course, these H words will not be the beginning of the sentence.
For example, "Was he there?" will be spoken as
/wə zi ðer/
But "He's right here" will be spoken as
/hi raɪt hɪr/ not
/hi raɪ tɪr/
Was he there? is unstressed so its H will be dropped, but the
He's right here is stressed so its H will not be dropped?
I also heard that nowadays young American people don't drop the
H too much but the old American ones may drop the
Personally, I think speak with
H no matter it is stressed or unstressed words is much easier for people to understand?