ISIS - ISIL

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ISIS - ISIL

Postby Dr. Goodword » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:16 pm

These two acronyms stand for "Islamic State in Syria" and "Islamic State in Lebanon". The President prefers "ISIL", but did anyone notice how National Security Adviser Susan Rice pronounces it? [isêl], the European way.

AI is the name of the letter "I"; it should be pronounced [i].
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Re: ISIS - ISIL

Postby Slava » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:25 pm

Does anyone know why the Europeans would say it differently? Simply put, I pronounce them eye-sill or -sis as need be. Some news outlets refer to this group as IS, though, which only adds to the confusion.
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Re: ISIS - ISIL

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:30 am

There seem to be a great many discussions over the name, none of which seems to helo eradicate this bunch. Some recent movement to IS, since groups elsewhere are identifying with them.
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