jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Fri Dec 17 21:54:45 UTC 2004
This has come up before and I don't think it has ever
recieved a clear answer. Iraq was Irak (still is on
old maps). Koran is apparently no longer an
acceptable spelling. Interestingly, Kuwait and
Karballah still retain the *k*.
--- sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM> wrote:
> Are the various pronunciations of "Iraq" -- EYE
> rack, EAR rack, EE rack --
> linked to dialects, to professional domains, e.g.,
> military, academic,
> diplomatic, &c., to class/register or NOTA?
> Is the romanized spelling of Arabic that omits U
> after Q meant to convey a
> particular sound distinct from K, or did it become
> conventionalized for
> some other reason?
> Just ruminating....
> A. Murie
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