On Sat, 21 Oct 2000 09:57:36 -0400 Yoon Ha Lee <[log in to unmask]> writes: > On Sat, 21 Oct 2000, Danny Wier wrote: > > I'll have some more stuff later. Right now I'm getting frustrated > at how > > this guy on the news is mispronouncing Aden... > > ...how *do* you pronounce Aden, and who, where or what is it? It was mispronounced /e:d@n/, but it should be /a:[log in to unmask] I think the true Arabic is _6adan_, or am I missing a long vowel somewhere? Aden is a major port city in Yemen, and the former capital of the now-defunct socialist state of South Yemen. (Sana'a, which was the capital of North Yemen, is now the capital of all of Yemen.) DaW.