Is it pronounced plantain or Plantin?
What do Jamaicans call plantains?
This is one of those rare instances in English, where we decide a letter doesn’t count, but the Americans decide to use all of them. Jamaicans say plauntin, while Americans say the word exactly as it looks.
How do Caribbean people pronounce plantain?
Is plantain an English word?
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