How to say: Fouad al-Siniora
A guide to names and words in the news from Martha Figueroa-Clark of the BBC Pronunciation Unit.
"Today's pronunciation is Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad al-Siniora (variously spelt). Our recommendation is based on the advice of the BBC Arabic Service: foo-AD uh-suhn-YOO-ruh (-oo as in boot; -uh as in the). The L in the article 'al' turns into an S before the first letter of the surname which is a so-called sun letter."