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Re: How do you pronounce caramel?

Caramea why?           Song.

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Re: How do you pronounce caramel?

Funny this should be a question.  Everyone we know says CARMEL, but due to the spellling, CAR-AH-MEL is probably the correct pronunciation, if you want to be technical.  DH and I have a favorite Hallmark Christmas movie called "A Veteran's Christmas".  In it there is a scene where caramel corn is mentioned and they said "Car-ah-mel Corn".  It sounded so weird to us.  

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Re: How do you pronounce caramel?

I say car-mul, but I never touch the stuff.

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Re: How do you pronounce caramel?

Cara-mel.  If they didn't want you to Pronounce that A, why'd they put it in there?

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Re: How do you pronounce caramel?

 

Carmul

 

 

 

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Re: How do you pronounce caramel?


@Trinity11 wrote:

@faeriemoon wrote:

@Trinity11 wrote:

My 9th grade English teacher corrected me and told me that the correct pronunciation was cara mel. I have pronounced it that way since. No car-mel because that is a place not a candy. (according to Mrs. Nader) LOL


 

Isn't it funny how some teacher quotes stick with you forever?


@faeriemoonYes, it is! I had another teacher (10th grade) who corrected me with the spelling of a lot. I always wrote it "alot" until he gave me a B+ on an essay. The reason being that it is incorrect and two separate words.


Unless of course you are using the verb "allot."

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Re: How do you pronounce caramel?

care-uh-mell.....if I had the proper symbols on my laptop keyboard, I'd use the phonetics symbols I learned in college back in the late 60s! Probably not even used today! LOL!

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Re: How do you pronounce caramel?


@candys mine wrote:

Cara-mel.  If they didn't want you to Pronounce that A, why'd they put it in there?


One could ask the same question about a great many other words in the English language.

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Re: How do you pronounce caramel?

The right way

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Re: How do you pronounce caramel?

cah-mel