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#58668 - 11/04/02 02:52 PM Pronounce Caye  
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Is it A. Key or A. Kay?

#58669 - 11/04/02 03:29 PM Re: Pronounce Caye  
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i say key,
but then again i also say potato and tomato

#58670 - 11/04/02 07:02 PM Re: Pronounce Caye  
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My native source confirms you as correct

#58671 - 11/04/02 11:34 PM Re: Pronounce Caye  
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key to me but I also say neither ( or is it neither)

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#58672 - 11/05/02 03:07 AM Re: Pronounce Caye  
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Never have I heard it pronounced KAY...maybe it is a canadian thing...they say "A" a lot!

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#58673 - 11/05/02 03:36 AM Re: Pronounce Caye  
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So MQQSIE, How do the Canadian MQQSE say CAYE?? :rolleyes:

#58674 - 11/05/02 03:52 AM Re: Pronounce Caye  
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This Canadian says "Key" but I'm still stumbling over the correct pronounciation of "Ambergris". Before I'd ever heard of Belize, I'd heard of ambergris, a whale byproduct used in the making of perfume. Pronounced "amber gree" but as I understand it . . . Ambergris Caye, is pronounced with a soft I and the S at the end. In other words the "gris" rhymes with "miss". Do I have it right?

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#58675 - 11/05/02 08:48 AM Re: Pronounce Caye  
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YEP! wink

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#58676 - 11/05/02 12:55 PM Re: Pronounce Caye  
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I say Seashell, you've got it! You've got it!

It is pronounced "key" or "kee" and spelled Caye in Belize. It is pronounced "kay" and spelled Cay in The Bahamas.

I think it's a British thing, and they only have about 74 different dialects and accents. Let's face it, they made lots of strange changes in the Caribbean and the Americas.

I also am led to believe that there is an "Ambergris Island" in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

And Canadians say "Eh" not A. Also from the British dialects.

I'm sure it's all as clear as mud.


#58677 - 11/06/02 05:15 PM Re: Pronounce Caye  
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Am-BURR-jis Key acording to //

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