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    In Haitian Creole it is pronounced ah-ee-tee. The majority of English speaking countries pronounce it as Hay-tee.
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    I pronounce it as Hi-Tee, the news people say Hay-Ti and it sounds weird.
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    I say Hay-tee.

    But Hay-ee-tee is fine too I think.
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    I always thought it was hi-ee-tee.
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    hi tea
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    I say Hi - e - tee...

    Doesn't matter either way tbh... If one day I say it and someone from Haiti corrects me then fine until then no big deal!
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    When I went to Dominican Republic they pronounce it Hi-Tee
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    Hatey, because God clearly hates them.
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    It's as if someone just decided we were no longer going to pronounce Haiti "Ha-ee-tee" and start pronouncing "Hay-tee", and the entire British media fell in line. I'm sure everyone pronounced it "Ha-ee-tee" before the earthquake.
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    Images of perfection, suntan and napalm
    Grenada - Haiti - Poland - Nicaragua
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    Hi-ee-tea. :yes:
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    Hay-Tee and in spanish it's I-ee-ti according to my spanish teacher (just thought I'd throw that in there)
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    (Original post by empressrissa)
    In Haitian Creole it is pronounced ah-ee-tee. The majority of English speaking countries pronounce it as Hay-tee.
    This. I call it "ah-ee-tee" when i'm speaking to my Mauritian family, other Hi-ee-tee in English.

    I think the difference is that in English, specifically the British dialect they say "Hey-tee", whereas it's different in Haitian Créole. Just like most countries you call a country differently depending on the language.

    But natively, definitely called "Ah-ee-tee".
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    (Original post by fat.american.kid)
    If there's a question of pronounciation, it's always a good bet to assume that the way you don't say the word yourself is how the Americans say it.

    Not this time though. We say Hay-tee as well.
    Ah thanks for that =) I stand corrected. Sometimes we do agree on spellings/pronounciations of words!
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    (Original post by MSB)
    High Tea.
    :rofl:

    (Original post by empressrissa)
    In Haitian Creole it is pronounced ah-ee-tee.
    It's pronounced the same in standard French, too.
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