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News Words
English Spelling
Phonetic Spelling
ABIZAID, JOHN
JAHN AB-ih-zayd

AL-AWLAKI, ANWAR
ahn-WAHR al OWL-ah-kee

AL-MUHAJIR, ABDULLAH
ahb-DUHL-lah al moo-HAH-jeer

ALAMOUDI, ABDURAHMAN
ahb-duh-rah-MAHN ahl-ah-MOO-dee

ALITO, SAMUEL
SAM-yoo-ehl ah-LEE-toh

ALYESKA
al-ee-EHS-kah

APACHE
ah-PAT-chee

ARMITAGE, RICHARD
RIH-chahrd ARM-ih-tihj

ARNAOUT, ENAAM
ee-NAHM ahr-nah-OOT

BARSHEVSKY, CHARLENE
shahr-LEEN bahr-SHEHV-skee
News Words
English Spelling
Phonetic Spelling
BERNANKE, BEN
BEHN behr-NAN-kee

BEUTLER, BRUCE
BR-OO-SS BOYT-lehr

BIDEN, JOSEPH
JOH-sehf B-EYE-dehn

BILAL, AHMED IBRAHIM
AH-mehd ee-brah-HEEM BEE-lal

BLAGOJEVICH, ROD
RAHD blah-GOY-eh-vihch

BOEHNER, JOHN
JAHN BAY-nehr

BOLTON, JOHN
JAHN BOHL-tuhn

BOURBONAIS
burr-buh-NAY

BREMER, PAUL
PAWL BREH-mehr

BRENNAN, JOHN
JAHN BREH-nahn
News Words
English Spelling
Phonetic Spelling
BREZEZINSKI, ZBIGNIEW
Z-BIG-nyehv breh-ZHIHN-skee

BRINKEMA, LEONIE
lay-oh-NEE BRINK-eh-mah

CAMEJO, PETER
PEE-tehr kah-MAY-hoh

CARTER, ROSALYNN
ROHZ-ah-lihn KAHR-tehr

CELESTE, RICHARD
RIH-chahrd seh-LEHST

CHAO, ELAINE
ee-LAYN CHOW

CHENEY, RICHARD (DICK)
RIH-chahrd CHAY-nee

CHERTOFF, MICHAEL
M-EYE-kll CH-ERR-tawf

CHHUN YASITH
CHUHN yah-SIHT

CROWE, WILLIAM
WIHL-yuhm KR-OW

DASCHLE, THOMAS
TAHM-ahs DASH-uhl

DEBAKEY, MICHAEL
M-EYE-kahl dee-BAY-kee

DIAB, KHALED NAZEM
KAH-lehd NAH-zehm DEE-ahb

DIIULIO, JOHN
JAHN dee-OO-lee-oh

DIMON, JAMIE
JAY-mee D-EYE-muhn

DOMENICI, PETE
PEET doh-MEHN-ih-chee

DUELFER, CHARLES
CHAHRLZ DUHL-fehr

DUNCAN, ARNE
AHR-nee DUHN-kahn

EDELMAN, MARIAN WRIGHT
MARRY-ehn R-EYE-T EH-dehl-muhn

EMANUEL, RAHM
RAHM ee-MAN-yoo-ehl

ERELI, ADAM
ADD-uhm AIR-lee

FARAKHAN, LOUIS
LOO-ihs FAH-rah-kahn

FAUCI, ANTHONY
ANN-thoh-nee FAU-chee

FEINGOLD, RUSSELL
RUH-suhl F-EYE-N-gold

FEITH, DOUGLAS
DUHG-lehs F-EYE-th

FLEISCHER, ARI
AH-ree FL-EYE-shehr

FOSSET, STEVE
STEEV FAH-seht

FRAZER, JENDAYI
JEHND-eye FRAY-zehr

FREEH, LOUIS
LOO-ee FREE

GEHMAN, HAROLD
H-AIR-ruhld GAY-man

GEITHNER, TIMOTHY
TIHM-uh-thee G-EYE-T-nehr

GERBERDING, JULIE
JOO-lee GRR-brr-deeng

GIFFORDS, GABRIELLE
gab-ree-EHL GIH-fords

GILLIBRAND, KIRSTEN
KEER-stehn JIHL-ih-brand

GINSBURG, RUTH BADER
ROO-TH BAY-dehr GHIHNZ-behrg

GIULIANI, RUDOLPH
ROO-dahlf joo-lee-AH-nee

GOMES, AIJALON MAHLI
EYE-jah-lohn MAH-lee GOHMS

GOSS, PORTER
POOR-tehr GAH-ss

GRATION, J. SCOTT
JAY SKAHT GRAY-shuhn

GRITZ, JAMES
JAYMZ GR-EYE-TS

HAGEL, CHUCK
CHUHK HAY-gehl

HASAN, NIDAL MALIK
NEE-DAHL MAL-ihk HAH-sahn

HASTERT, DENNIS
DEHN-ihs HAS-tehrt

HOLBROOKE, RICHARD
RIH-chehrd HOHL-brook

HOLUM, JOHN
jahn HAH-luhm

HYDE, HENRY
HEHN-ree H-EYE-D

IDEMA, JONATHAN
JAHN-ah-thahn ih-DEE-mah

IMMELT, JEFFREY
JEHF-ree IH-mehlt

INDYK, MARTIN
MAHR-tihn IHN-dihk

INOUYE, DANIEL
DAN-yehl ee-NOH-way

JACZKO, GREGORY
GREH-goh-ree YAHTS-koh

JEFFORDS, JAMES
JAYMZ JEH-fohrds

JOHANNS, MIKE
M-EYE-K JOH-hans

KADEER, REBIYA
reh-BEE-yah kah-DEER

KADISH, ROBERT
RAH-berht KAY-dihsh

KANSTEINER, WALTER
WAHL-tehr CAN-st-eye-nehr

KHALILZAD, ZALMAY
ZAHL-MAY KAH-LEEL-ZAHD

KIM, JIM YONG
JIHM YAWNG KIHM

KYL, JON
JAHN K-EYE-L

LAHOOD, RAY
RAY lah-HOOD

LE JEUNE
leh-JOON

LEAHY, PATRICK
PAT-rihk LAY-hee

LI SHAOMIN
LEE SHAH-OH MEEN

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH
JOH-sehf LEE-behr-muhn

LOUGHNER, JARED
JAAH-rehd LAHF-nehr

MADOFF, BERNARD
brr-NAHRD MAY-dawf

MAERSK
MAY-errskk

MANKIW, GREGORY
GREH-goh-ree MAN-kew

MATTYSSE, JEREMIAH
jeh-rehm-EYE-ah mah-TEESS

MCLAUGHLIN, JOHN
JAHN mihk-LAHF-lihn

MERON, THEODOR
THEE-oh-door meh-ROHN

MESEREAU, THOMAS
TAH-mahs MEHZZ-roh

MICHALAK, MICHAEL
M-EYE-kahl mih-KAHL-ihk

MINETA, NORMAN
NOHR-muhn mih-NEH-tah

MONTES, ANA BELEN
AH-nah bay-LEEN MOHN-tehs

MUELLER, ROBERT
RAH-behrt MUH-lehr

MUKASEY, MICHAEL
M-EYE-kuhl mew-KAY-zee

MUSOMELLI, JOSEPH
JOH-sehf moo-soh-MEH-lee

MYRICK, BISMARCK
BIHZ-mahrk MY-rihk

NATSIOS, ANDREW
ANN-drew NAHT-see-ohs

NEGROPONTE, JOHN
JAHN neh-groh-PAHN-tay

NOBLE, RONALD
RAH-nuhld NOH-bll

OBAMA, BARACK
bah-RAHK oh-BAHM-ah

ODIERNO, RAYMOND
RAY-muhnd oh-dee-EHR-noh

ORSZAG, PETER
PEE-tehr OHR-zag

PADILLA, JOSE
hoh-SAY pah-DIHL-ah ...or pah-DEE-yah

PANETTA, LEON
LEE-ahn pah-NEHT-tah

PATAKI, GEORGE
JOHRJ pah-TAH-kee

PELOSI, NANCY
NAN-see peh-LOH-see

PETRAEUS, DAVID
DAY-vihd peh-TRAY-uhs

PFIZER
F-EYE-zehr

PLAME, VALERIE
VAL-ehr-ree PLAY-M

PODESTA, JOHN
JAHN poh-DEHS-tah

POWELL, COLIN
KOH-lihn POW-ehl

PROSPER, PIERRE-RICHARD
pee-AIR RIH-chard PRAHS-pehr

PRUEHER, JOSEPH
JOH-sehf PREER

PULITZER, JOSEPH
PUHL-iht-zehr

RACICOT, MARC
MARK RAHS-koh

RADEMAKER, STEPHEN
STEE-fehn RAD-ah-may-kehr

RENUART, VICTOR
VIHK-tehr REH-noo-ahrt

RICE, CONDOLEEZA
kahn-doh-LEE-zah R-EYE-SS

ROMNEY, MITT
MIHT RAHM-nee

ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA
ih-lee-ANN-ah RAHSS LAY-tih-nehn

RUMSFELD, DONALD
DAH-nuhld RUHMS-fehld

RYAN, PAUL
PAWL R-EYE-uhn

SCALIA, ANTONIN
ANN-toh-nihn skah-LEE-ah

SCHAPIRO, MARY
MEH-ree shah-PIH-roh

SCHIAVO, TERRI
TEH-ree SH-EYE-voh

SCHLESINGER, ARTHUR
AHR-thehr SHLAY-zihng-ehr

SCHLICHER, RON
RAHN SHLIHK-ehr

SCHULTE, GREGORY
GREH-goh-ree SHUHL-tee

SCHUMER, CHARLES
CHAHRLZ SHOO-mehr

SCOWCROFT, BRENT
BREHNT SKOH-krawft

SEBELIUS, KATHLEEN
KATH-LEEN seh-BEEL-yuhs

SHALIKASHVILI, JOHN
JAHN shah-lee-kahsh-VEE-lee

SHINSEKI, ERIC
EH-rihk shehn-SEH-kee

SIDGMORE, JOHN
JAHN SIHJ-morh

SOLIS, HILDA
HIHL-dah soh-LEESS

SOTOMAYOR, SONIA
SOHN-yah soh-tohm-eye-YOHR

SOUTER, DAVID
DAY-vihd SOO-tehr

SPEICHER, MICHAEL SCOTT
M-EYE-kuhl SKAHT SP-EYE-krr

TAI SHAN
T-EYE SHAHN

TALBOTT, STROBE
STROHB TAWL-beht

TENET, GEORGE
JOHRJ TEH-neht

UJAAMA, ERNEST JAMES
ERR-nehst JAYMS oo-JAH-mah

UTE
YEWT

VASQUEZ, GADDI
GAD-ee vas-KWEHZ

VERIZON
vehr-EYE-zehn

VERSHBOW, ALEXANDER
al-ehk-SAND-ehr V-ERR-SH-bow

VILLARAIGOSA, ANTONIO
ann-TOHN-ee-oh vee-yahr-eye-GOH-sah

VOINOVICH, GEORGE
JOHRJ VOY-noh-vihch

VOLCKER, PAUL
PAWL VOHL-kehr

XUE FENG
SH-WEH FUHNG

YETTAW, JOHN
JAHN yeh-TAH-OH

ZINNI, ANTHONY
ANN-thoh-nee ZIHN-nee

ZOELLICK, ROBERT
RAH-bert ZEH-lihk
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