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#172200 - 12/19/07 10:54 PM How do you native speakers pronounce:  
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Caribbean?

Nativity?

I say:

CariBEEan

and

NahTIvity

#172201 - 12/19/07 11:38 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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this too shall pass
CaRIBbean

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

#172202 - 12/19/07 11:43 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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I say: CariBEEan and Nuhtivity. It may be a Kywy thing.

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#172206 - 12/20/07 08:11 AM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: tsuwm]  
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NatiVIty and CaribBEAN (for non native speakers and other Barbarians)-(hi,Anna )

#172207 - 12/20/07 12:57 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: olly]  
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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?

#172208 - 12/20/07 01:30 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: tsuwm]  
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
CaRIBbean

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


I've been hearing it increasingly as nayTIvity.

#172209 - 12/20/07 02:44 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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'same as you.
but - I co-led a carol sing-along last week with two other musicians, one sang:
"...Sav-ee-ore..."

#172210 - 12/20/07 04:56 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: Owlbow]  
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In Leftpond, nuhTIVitee keriBEuhn


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#172214 - 12/20/07 08:17 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: latishya]  
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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.....

#172215 - 12/20/07 09:32 PM Re: How do you native speakers pronounce: [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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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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