The Name “Caribbean”

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Pronunciation Of The Name “Caribbean”

Caribbean — For this nameThe “C” is hard;  the first “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it);  the “i” is pronounced as an i-schwathe “bb” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “b” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)the “e” is long;  and the “a” is pronounced as an i-schwa.

 

/kayr-ih-BEE-ihn//keɪɹ.ə(ɪ).ˈbiː.ə(ɪ)n/ — Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable —

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