Correct pronounciation of Caribbean

Jun 25th, 2002, 10:41 AM
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Pete Perfect
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Correct pronounciation of Caribbean

Is it ka-RIBB-bee-en or kara-BEE-en?
 
Jun 25th, 2002, 10:45 AM
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pp
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The former, not the latter.
 
Jun 25th, 2002, 12:04 PM
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TRAVELER
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I prefer the first but when I am in the islands the say it kara-BEE-en. Some say po-TA-tow some say po-Ta-toe. I don't think there is a "correct" pronouncitaion.
 
Jun 25th, 2002, 12:09 PM
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Both are correct. Just checked the Dictionary.
 
Jun 25th, 2002, 05:58 PM
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proper
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Dahling,it is whatevah you want it to be!!
 
Jun 26th, 2002, 02:32 AM
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Susan
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Both are perfectly fine!
 
Jun 26th, 2002, 05:13 AM
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The first pronunciation will work as will Traveler's "kara-BEE-an".
There is a correct pronunciation and it would be the one used by the Caribbean people, no?
 
Jun 26th, 2002, 06:04 AM
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Being a Ca-RIB-be-an person who lives in the Ca-rib-BEAN. I want to say that we say it both ways. Hows that!
Ronnie
 
Jun 26th, 2002, 06:46 AM
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Nancy
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Thanks Ronnie!
Now we have it straight from the horse's mouth!
 
Jun 26th, 2002, 07:55 AM
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Actually it depends on what Caribbean island you are from.
I'm from Anguilla.
An-gwil-la
 
Jun 26th, 2002, 07:57 AM
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Actually it depends on what Caribbean island you are from.
I'm from Anguilla.
An-gwil-la
But after reading all the posts above, including mine, and asking around the office I'm getting myself confused.
LOL
 
Jun 26th, 2002, 07:58 AM
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Sorry about the double postings above, my computer must be as confused as me today!
 

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