[Ads-l] ISIL [rhymes with whistle]

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 6 20:34:46 UTC 2015


Whistle is spelled phonetically as  ~wisool in truespel  (short i and short oo)So "ISIL" would be spelled ~isool phonetically instead of ~iesool if it rhymed with ~wisool.
Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 


> Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2015 21:00:50 +0100
> From: laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
> Subject: Re: ISIL [rhymes with whistle]
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> > On Dec 6, 2015, at 8:50 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> > 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.
> 
> Or "Eye-talian".  But aren't all of the versions with the English Vowel =
> Shifted version (/ai/ instead of /i/ or a weakened [I] or schwa) closer =
> to the original, and in most cases to the earlier Anglicized versions as =
> well?  I'm not sure I'd call "it-TAL-yun" elegant-ese, as opposed to the =
> one where we send it through the vowel shift and it comes out =
> "eye-TAL-yun" at the other end. =20
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