correctly pronounce Iraq and Iran

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I lived in Iran for 5 1/2 years. I know how to pronounce Iran and Iraq.

I wish more people knew how to correctly pronounce Iran and Iraq, Iranian and Iraqi.

Iran is correctly pronounced ee-RON.

Iranian is correctly pronounced ee-RON-ee-an.

Iraq is correctly pronounced ee-ROCK.

Iraqi is correctly pronounced ee-ROCK-ee.

Now you know. Now you can't mangle these words anymore.

Now you understand that ee-RAIN-ee-ans do not exist because there is no country called ee-RAIN.

ee-RON-ee-ans live in ee-RON. Iranians live in Iran.

ee-ROCK-ees live in ee-ROCK. Iraqis live in Iraq.

I know that Thom Hartmann will pay attention to this as he prides himself in doing it right.

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