correctly pronounce Iraq and Iran

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correctly pronounce Iraq and Iran

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.

edmondsjh
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Jan. 19, 2011 12:32 pm

happy you are posting this. I find it very irritating when even anchor wo/men do not pronounce places accurately. Although I have never heard 'ee-rain', I all too often hear:

eye-ran and eye - rack which drives me up the wall. i have never lived in those countries but it is not hard to understand what the proper pronunciation would be, certainly not for people in the media. right? Ha!

yes and of course Mr. Hartmann will pay attention.

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