Thursday, December 5, 2013

Islams/Muslims: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, December 5, 2013

Followers of Islam are called “Muslims,” not “Islams.” Muslim is now widely preferred over the older and less phonetically accurate Moslem.

The S in “Islam” and “Muslim” is sibilant like the S in “saint.” It should not be pronounced with a Z sound.

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