The pronunciation of a word depends on the context in which the particular word is used. There are many words that are used, but have an origin that is not basically English. This is another fact that has to be kept in mind when a word is pronounced. When a particular word is used by people around the world, the way in which the word is pronounced changes. The reason for this is that the people of the country of origin of the word are the ones who would have started using the word. When it is being used in another country, the people usually lose the original meaning and the pronunciation. So how to pronounce acai is a debate that is on in several parts of the world.
When a word is used often, people like to know that they are pronouncing the word correctly. The word acai is used basically by the people of South America where the acai berries were first grown. Now that these berries are being used by people all over the world, each country has its own pronunciation to tell acai. In fact the usage of this word is increasing all over the world because of the increased awareness of the health benefits of these berries.
These berries have been found to have a lot of anti oxidants and this in turn helps to reduce the risk of cancer. It also helps to keep the person looking young and fresh because of the anti oxidants present in them. This is the reason for the increased use of these berries and also the need for the right pronunciation for this berry.
In the native and where the acai is grown, it is called as ah-saah-eee. This must be the original pronunciation for the word because this is the name that has been given in the native place where the plant is grown. All the other places where the berry is used are lands where it has been imported. So the pronunciation can be a bit off track.
The other pronunciations that are also considered to be correct for the word acai are ah-kai-ee where people place the emphasis on the second syllable. Though this changes the way in which the word is pronounced, it seem normal to the scientific community who use this word a lot in their research into the benefits of this berry. It is also pronounced as ah-sigh-ee in other places. All these are considered to be correct as they have minor variations for the word acai.