IsLAHM

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 1 21:23:05 UTC 2010


I slam.  In the great American tradition.  On one of his first recordings, Thomas Edison pronounced "Italian" as EYE-talian.
 
Another tough one is "muslim", which I understand is ~mooslim (~oo as in "look", stress first syllable).  One talking dictioanry said ~muzlim.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+ 
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> Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:58:46 -0400
> From: laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
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> At 2:13 PM +0000 11/1/10, Charles C Doyle wrote:
> >I'll bet Juan Williams says IZlum.
> >
> >--Charlie
> 
> I'm surprised FOX News and friends haven't settled on "eye-slam" as
> the official patriotic American pronunciation, as in "eye-rack" and
> "eye-ran" (and the earlier "eye-talian").
> 
> LH
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> >The trendy pronunciation, esp. on NPR.
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> >Shows you're not a bigot.
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> >JL
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