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].
Questions of pronunciation in all languages.
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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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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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