[Ads-l] ISIL [rhymes with whistle]

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 6 19:50:45 UTC 2015


I would guess that <ISIL> [rhymes with whistle], instead of [EYE-sull], is
an elegantese rendition parallel to <Iraq> [eye-rack] ~ [ear-rack], <Iran>
[eye-ran] ~ [ear-ran]. And the myriad other  ai ~ I  alternations.

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