Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 1 15:18:04 UTC 2010

But the real question is how to pronounce "Islamists" and

In case you are wondering, yes, I've heard [isLAHMists] and it was
likely on NPR and NOT a part of their BBC News subscription. And even
die-hard neocons will have the stress on the second and fourth syllables
of "islamofascists", although both are short compared with "IsLAHM",
which, in turn, is closer to "AARDvark".


On 11/1/2010 6:18 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> And at least in my recollection, IsLAHM is always pronounced with /s/, never
> with /z/.
> Voicing suggests bigotry.
> JL

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