How Do You Spell ZIA UL HAQ?
The spelling of the name "Zia ul Haq" can be somewhat challenging to those unfamiliar with the Urdu language. In IPA phonetic transcription, it would be written as /ziə ʊl hɑq/. The 'z' sound is similar to a 'dz' sound, while the 'ia' combination represents a long 'ee' sound. The 'ul' is pronounced as it is in the word "pull," and the 'haq' is pronounced like "hock" with a softer 'k' sound. Putting all the sounds together, the name is pronounced as "Zee-ah-ool-Hock."