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Aug 1st, 2003, 10:45 AM
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How do you pronounce Antigua?

I'm having a disagreement with someone regarding the way one pronounces the name of this island! Which is right:

An-TE-gwa
OR
An-tee-ga?

Thanks for your help!!
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Aug 1st, 2003, 10:50 AM
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An-tee-ga is how they say it there.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 10:55 AM
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Aug 1st, 2003, 11:56 AM
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Yes, to locals it's ANN-TEE-GAH
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Aug 2nd, 2003, 08:17 AM
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An-tee-ga
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Aug 3rd, 2003, 10:33 AM
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Yeah. It's only the geniuses at the Travel Channel who say Antee-gwa.
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Aug 3rd, 2003, 11:38 AM
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The Travel Channel is to accurate travel information what Geraldo Rivera is to the news industry.
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Aug 3rd, 2003, 02:50 PM
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Ann-tee-gah
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Aug 3rd, 2003, 05:45 PM
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So who votes for ann-GWILL-uh over ann-GWEE-luh?
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Aug 4th, 2003, 01:18 PM
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I say UNH-GWEE-LAH
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Aug 4th, 2003, 02:42 PM
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It's An-gwil-uh.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 02:39 PM
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Sorry "statia" ,definitely GWEE - NOT gwil - ANH-GWEE-LAH
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Aug 5th, 2003, 03:45 PM
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An gwil ah. At least according to someone who lives there I once spoke with.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 04:16 PM
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Sorry me, it's gwill!
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Aug 5th, 2003, 05:16 PM
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When I was there, all the people who live on the island said ann-gwill-uh.
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Aug 6th, 2003, 05:49 AM
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Me,

I live less than 40 miles away and every time I'm there, all the locals pronounce it An-gwil-uh. All of us the surrounding islands pronounce it the same, as well. Where is Sandyfeet? She can settle this.
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Aug 6th, 2003, 05:46 PM
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I lived in Anguilla and absolutely no one pronounces it with the French "oui" sound. It's an-GWILL-ah plain and simple. Don't know where "me" got her info but it's erroneous.
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Aug 6th, 2003, 06:44 PM
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I thought this post was about Antigua?? How did it turn into Anguilla?
 
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Aug 6th, 2003, 06:44 PM
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The Anguillian Government actually publishes a brochure that says "RHYMES WITH VANILLA" -- that ought to end all debate.
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Aug 6th, 2003, 06:58 PM
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Not a carribean expert by any stretch, but I found this site useful:

http://gocaribbean.about.com/library...y/aa041499.htm

Learned a few things like how to pronounce Curacao.
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