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#172200 - 12/19/07 05:54 PM How do you native speakers pronounce:
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
Caribbean?

Nativity?

I say:

CariBEEan

and

NahTIvity

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#172201 - 12/19/07 06:38 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: AnnaStrophic]
tsuwm Offline
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Loc: this too shall pass
CaRIBbean

I can't figure out another way to say naTIvity..

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#172202 - 12/19/07 06:43 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: AnnaStrophic]
olly Offline
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Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 956
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
I say: CariBEEan and Nuhtivity. It may be a Kywy thing.


Edited by olly (12/19/07 06:44 PM)

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#172206 - 12/20/07 03:11 AM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: tsuwm]
BranShea Offline
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Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
NatiVIty and CaribBEAN (for non native speakers and other Barbarians)-(hi,Anna )

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#172207 - 12/20/07 07:57 AM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: olly]
latishya Offline
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Registered: 11/24/07
Posts: 390
Loc: कहीं &...
Originally Posted By: olly
I say: CariBEEan and Nuhtivity. It may be a Kywy thing.


If you're a Kiwi, were you affected by that quake?

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#172208 - 12/20/07 08:30 AM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: tsuwm]
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
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Loc: lower upstate New York
Originally Posted By: tsuwm
CaRIBbean

I can't figure out another way to say naTIvity..


I've been hearing it increasingly as nayTIvity.

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#172209 - 12/20/07 09:44 AM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: AnnaStrophic]
Owlbow Offline
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Registered: 10/21/03
Posts: 389
Loc: Rhode Island, USA
'same as you.
but - I co-led a carol sing-along last week with two other musicians, one sang:
"...Sav-ee-ore..."

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#172210 - 12/20/07 11:56 AM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: Owlbow]
dalehileman Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 1773
Loc: Apple Valley, CA, USA
In Leftpond, nuhTIVitee keriBEuhn
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#172214 - 12/20/07 03:17 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: latishya]
olly Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 956
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Originally Posted By: latishya
If you're a Kiwi, were you affected by that quake?


Yes, in an indirect way. It is all over the first 4 pages of this mornings paper. Gisborne is about Four Hundred Kilometres South of me. But by all accounts it was very frightening for the locals. However, in 1931 the 7.8 magnitude Napier earthquake in the same region was New Zealands largest natural disaster. Excluding NZ Idol! And our early exit from the Rugby World Cup. And.....

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#172215 - 12/20/07 04:32 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: AnnaStrophic]
Aramis Offline
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Registered: 05/17/05
Posts: 456
Loc: SE US
Well some of its natives will say "Mar Caribe". Just wishing some holiday cheer anyway since you posters will have a week-and-change rest from Kafkaesque campiness.
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