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Pronunciation of "Josh" may have to be slightly exaggerated
FYI, you might wish to exaggerate the pronunciation of your name of Josh to include a "long oo" sound, akin to the Arabic renditions and spelling provided by colleagues.
The common American English pronunciation resembles "jaash" with a "long a" sound, akin to "gosh" or "wash." That pronunciation of Josh ala Arabic "jash/jaash" means "mule" (also Iraqi government collaborator) in local Kurdish spoken in Iraq. Since most Iraqi Kurdish adults tend to be bilingual in Arabic, you may encounter some unexpected reactions when someone refers to you with that pronunciation around Iraqi Kurds.
If Josh is a nickname for Joseph, better to use Joseph or Youssef (Arabic equivalent) all around.
Stephen H. Franke
Field notes and experience in SE Turkey and NW Iraq
shfranke United States Local time: 23:05 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 336