charlotte amalie

Aug 7th, 2005, 02:48 PM
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charlotte amalie

How is this pronounced? Don't want to get to STT and sound like a dip you know what. I have heard a couple of different ways. For example, a-mall-ya and a-mall-lee. Kind of like the is it Jost or Yost Van Dyke question. For the latter I have read that either is fine. Thanks

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Aug 7th, 2005, 02:54 PM
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I must have been typing this as Marion was telling us about the H's and R's.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 02:56 PM
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Brenda,
I think it's pronounced a-mall-lee.I guess that you have never been to STT??I thought that it was beautiful there.Lucky you and have a good trip.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 03:07 PM
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Actually, we are going to STJ the end of November. I recently booked it. Staying at Gallows Point. Very excited, but don't want to wish whats left of summer away.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 03:10 PM
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Well, BrendeR,

I just don't know about Charlotte Amalie.

But I do know that I was finally, thoughtfully corrected about Nevis. There were no H's and R's to throw me off, but I didn't realize it was Neevis

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Aug 7th, 2005, 03:44 PM
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So we should call you Mahion?? Thats a tricky one. Had to try to learn how to pronounce some of the Grenadine Islands before we did our day trip there last year too.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 03:52 PM
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Yes it is a tricky one

My parents tried to name me Molly...but the priest said no.

So some of the family still call me Molly, which I always hated.

If we were to meet, you'd be welcome to call me Mar...which, of course, up heah is pronounced Mayah

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Aug 7th, 2005, 04:36 PM
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Pronounced "a-mall-yeah"
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Aug 7th, 2005, 05:19 PM
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Brenda:
Have you been to STJ before?We are planning on going back in March and also staying at Gallows Point.What a beautiful island!You will enjoy the nice,calm crystal clear beaches!!The temps ought to be great in November..have a great time.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 05:24 PM
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Hi Brett...have not seen you on much lately.Hope that all is well.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 06:36 PM
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Brenda - when I lived there most said a-mall-le, but I have heard it pronounced with a Y sound as well. I really would not worry, people pronounce it so many different ways... Have a great time!
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Brenda - when I lived there most said a-mall-lee, but I have heard it pronounced with a Y sound as well. I really would not worry, people pronounce it so many different ways... Have a great time!
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Aug 7th, 2005, 06:42 PM
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Double-post, I have no clue why???!!!
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Aug 7th, 2005, 09:13 PM
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I have been told it is as Caribbeansoul says: Charlotte A"mall"yah. And it is "Yost" Van Dyke, or as popular with the locals as just "Yost." Christie: have you looked at Gardenbythesea.com It also looks wonderful for a nice trip for two.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 10:09 PM
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It is as Tuxedocat says, Charlotte
Ah Mall' Yah (accent on 2nd syllable).
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Aug 8th, 2005, 05:11 AM
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Mae:
Gardenbythesea looks very relaxing..thank you!
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Aug 8th, 2005, 05:46 AM
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Pronounced "a-mall-ya"
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Aug 8th, 2005, 05:56 AM
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Got it. Thanks everyone.
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Aug 8th, 2005, 08:23 AM
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Brenda - again it depends on who you ask. I lived there for a long time, not many people pronounced it with the yah...
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Brenandg - do you watch the "Travel Spies" on the travel channel? They went to USVI last week and went to Gallows Point. The one thing that they say is that all the units are personally owned and decorated. They suggested asking the resort to email pictures of the unit you are in and ask them to change it if you do not like the decor.
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