[Ads-l] talib

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Mon Aug 13 20:50:16 EDT 2018


I have a similar reaction whenever an NPR anchor introduces a story by 
Leila Fadel, and at the end of the piece, Fadel herself signs off as 
"Leila Falden."


On 8/13/2018 7:31 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
> She's too new on the scene to be included in the VOA's pronunciation guide (
> https://pronounce.voanews.com/), but the VOA announcers follow the "talib"
> trend.
>
> https://www.voanews.com/a/rashida-tlaib-set-to-become-first-muslim-woman-in-u-s-congress/4518434.html
>
> And you can hear Tlaib herself pronounce her name as "talib" early on in
> this video:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mmBuGr22aU
>
> (She's just "Rashida" in her campaign commercials.)
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 5:59 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> That's [how] everybody on TV is pronouncing it.
>>
>> Wikipedia has a bio, but (unusually) no pronunciation.
>>
>> Listers will recall the Heidi Przybyla controversy. And let's not forget
>> Hoda Kotb.)
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 5:33 PM Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Last night on MSNBC, Chuck Todd reported on Rashida Tlaib's primary
>>> victory, pronouncing her name "talib."  He must have been influenced by
>>> Alfred Noyes "The Highwayman," talot talot.
>>>
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