Fwd: Hezbollah Pronunciation

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 26 03:07:39 UTC 2006

Can anyone who knows a bit more (i.e. any) Arabic help out?
(As usual, suggestions should go to Bill Lucey below as well as the list.)


>From: "Lucey, William" <WLucey at sun-sentinel.com>
>To: "'laurence.horn at yale.edu'" <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
>Subject: Hezbollah Pronunciation
>Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 21:54:48 -0500
>Prof Horn,
>I must of heard 5 different pronunciations for Hezbollah over the
>weekend: Hezboolah, Hezbilla, Hezbilaaah, etc etc.
>Do you have any insight as to the correct pronunciation of the organization?
>Thank You
>Bill Lucey
>South Florida Sun-Sentinel
>WLucey at Sun-Sentinel.com

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