PrinceEarwig wrote:I am aware of at least one person who pronounced it "eye sleigh"
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There are certain things that some people are just wrong about and I definitely think "eye sleigh" is one of them.
It's not how I pronounce it, but it is phonetically reasonable.
I find that when I pronounce a foreign word like Spanish or Japanese, it's pretty close to being right. Not in this case obviously. But I can see how one could come up with "eye sleigh."
But then people in Cairo would look at me funny for calling it the knee-lay em-pee-ray. Now it just sounds like Pig Latin.