Matt D
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El Al Ident

Tue Oct 09, 2001 5:57 am

I've often wondered about the Israeli Flag Carrier El Al.

How is that pronounced?

Is it as in letters "Eee Ell A Ell"

Or is it as a word "elal"?

And what do the letters stand for?

RE: El Al Ident

Tue Oct 09, 2001 6:11 am

EL AL is roughly translated as "to the skies" in Hebrew, Israel's language.

It is pronounced as follows (two words) "ehl" "al" soft e and soft a and "al" as in the nickname for "albert"

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RE: El Al 's Meaning

Tue Oct 09, 2001 7:05 am

actually it means Above and Beyond.
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RE: El Al Ident

Tue Oct 09, 2001 7:08 am

Above and Beyond is translated. The direct translation:

El = To
Al = Above.

The "El" is like in Spanish!
The "Al"... Ahl.
If it helps, say El-Al

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