That sounds like "cotter," to me, so I used that pronunciation for my limerick. Most of the news sources I've heard pronounce it "cutter." Maybe I can come up with something to rhyme with that. The Arabic pronunciation seems to be closer to "KA tar," with the r being trilled. I know I can't rhyme that.
Oh, thanks for picking this up, tinman! I was away for a few days & also completely forgot I posted that suggestion.
sattva's 3 pronunciation links were very helpful. I have to admit I haven't heard any news reader pronounce it 'cot-ter as in the MW link I posted. The reporters/anchors I listen to all say 'cut-ter (tho some close the "uh" a bit so it's closer to 'caw-ter). I especially liked the 3rd of sattva's links, where a student of the language explains in detail, & opines that 'cut-ter is the closest approximation for English speakers.
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Wow - I have a lot. Now I just need to get them all posted. Remember, with our new format I'll post and number the limericks and you choose the number of your favorite. Greg, I don't have one from you. Anyone else I've missed?