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#244917 - 08/13/07 08:13 AM Just exactly how to pronounce Ambergris Caye??  
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We're coming for a first visit this December and I'm hoping that you can make sure that I don't look and sound even more the Gringo that I am so:

Please help on the pronunciation: I have seen only once where it was indicated that the middle syllable is emphasized... is that correct.

I do know that "caye" is pronounced as "key"... I think *grin*

Help...



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#244919 - 08/13/07 08:37 AM Re: Just exactly how to pronounce Ambergris Caye?? [Re: Julian Foster]  
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You won't be able to not seem like a gringo so relax about trying not to. Amber gris ...am-ber-grees, -gris, Its an excrement from an infirm wale (Wale Vomit). Caye? I say caye not Key.
Have fun


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#244934 - 08/13/07 11:13 AM Re: Just exactly how to pronounce Ambergris Caye?? [Re: elbert]  
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You can find the pronunciation here...
//www.ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/island.html ...
and there is island music to listen to while you read!
The school teacher (retired) in me applauds you for wanting to know!!

Elbert is right. When you get to San Pedro, buy a "Just Another Gringo in Belize" teeshirt to wear and have fun!

#244938 - 08/13/07 11:18 AM Re: Just exactly how to pronounce Ambergris Caye?? [Re: 1BKeeper]  
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Ahmber GREASE (Spanish) Am BER Griss (Creole)


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#244940 - 08/13/07 12:40 PM Re: Just exactly how to pronounce Ambergris Caye?? [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]  
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If you really want to get laughed at. A Gringo trying to speak Creole is about the most ridiculous thing going on. crazy


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#244968 - 08/13/07 05:18 PM Re: Just exactly how to pronounce Ambergris Caye?? [Re: elbert]  
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a rose by any other name ...


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#244993 - 08/14/07 07:23 AM Re: Just exactly how to pronounce Ambergris Caye?? [Re: susieb]  
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Okay, so maybe I shouldn't have mentioned the gringo bit.... *grin*

anyway, thanks for the illuminating pronuciation lesson. smirk

I like the spanish way and the caye vs. key



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#245026 - 08/14/07 01:40 PM Re: Just exactly how to pronounce Ambergris Caye?? [Re: Julian Foster]  
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Musta been some deletions here i didn't get to read ....rats!


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#245032 - 08/14/07 03:00 PM Re: Just exactly how to pronounce Ambergris Caye?? [Re: elbert]  
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Julian, many of us end up calling Ambergris Caye "AC" for short.


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#245063 - 08/15/07 07:21 AM Re: Just exactly how to pronounce Ambergris Caye?? [Re: Gela]  
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Ah - using AC - that would be too easy -- but I like it!

Interesting to know that there are at least two ways to say it.


Julian & Karol - Upstate SC

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