Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#26115 - 09/12/00 04:56 PM Correct pronunciation of "Ambergris"
lmarquis Offline
Hi guys - Can someone clear up some confusion for me? Some people I know are pronouncing "Ambergris" differently. What is the correct prounuciation?

#26116 - 09/12/00 05:18 PM Re: Correct pronunciation of "Ambergris"

We've heard it both ways. I remember years ago one guide book had it "griss", yet another had it "grees". There's also a piece of music out there by Jerry Jeff where he pronounces it "amBERgris". Let's stick with the above.

[This message has been edited by CHOOCHOO (edited 09-12-2000).]

#26117 - 09/12/00 05:31 PM Re: Correct pronunciation of "Ambergris"
lmarquis Offline
Choo Choo: Okay, heaven sounds good to me. Those are the two pronunciations that I have heard.

#26118 - 09/12/00 05:46 PM Re: Correct pronunciation of "Ambergris"
stevenalice Offline
Choo choo- which of the above do you mean, you listed 3 ways! LOL
Well, Webster's says you can pronounce it like AM-ber-gris or AM-ber-gree or AM-ber-grees.

But one of the fun things about traveling is hearing words pronounced many different ways, my own mispronunciations included. In my head I still think of caye as "KAY" instead of "CAH-yeh". Maybe I'll get it right only after I've been to Belize.

<font face="Impact" color="#48D1CC" size=+0>- - A l i c e</font>

<font face="Arial Black" color="#66CDAA" size=-1>Belize visitor since 12/2/2000 ;-)</font>

#26119 - 09/12/00 06:00 PM Re: Correct pronunciation of "Ambergris"
Chloe Offline
I say pronounce it anyway you want, but just go and enjoy. Choochoo is correct "Heaven".
Dare To Deviate

#26120 - 09/12/00 06:14 PM Re: Correct pronunciation of "Ambergris"
Didn't mean to confuse you by throwin' in a third. JJW has it in a song pronunced amBERGIS. Beats me..shucks let's just use paradise.

#26121 - 09/12/00 07:47 PM Re: Correct pronunciation of "Ambergris"
Sandshaker Offline

Am-Bur-grease Key

#26122 - 09/13/00 01:16 AM Re: Correct pronunciation of "Ambergris"
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
The dictionary (English or American) is of no help when it comes to local pronunciations. Am-ber-gree is how whale vomit is pronounced in polite French-American company, not how it is pronounced in Belize.

Belizeans usually pronounce it Am-BUR-gris or sometimes Am-BUR-jess. The accent is always (almost always) on the second syllable.

Or you could just say San Pedro.

--Lan Sluder
Lan Sluder/Belize First

#26123 - 09/13/00 06:43 AM Re: Correct pronunciation of "Ambergris"
Laguna Punta Offline
Sand Paid Row, Bull ease.
Gone fishing!!


Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 31 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,708 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,321 Topics
463,065 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.