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From: gjones2twoApr-12 11:34 PM 
To: All  (1 of 13) 
 1500.1 

From what I've seen on YouTube and on the Dictionary.com forum (43082.1) I'm already pretty well convinced that the way I say "hydrangea" isn't the majority pronunciation. Still I'm curious to know how it's pronounced by you folks, who have a special interest in plants.

 

 
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From: The Moth (Cecropian)Apr-12 11:52 PM 
To: gjones2two  (2 of 13) 
 1500.2 in reply to 1500.1 

hi-DRAN-ja


 

 

 
From: gjones2twoApr-13 4:15 AM 
To: The Moth (Cecropian)  (3 of 13) 
 1500.3 in reply to 1500.2 

> hi-DRAN-ja

Thanks, but are you sure? :-) On the Delphi forums hi-DRAN-ja (rather than hi-DRANGE-ja) puts you, me, and a woman in Ireland on the other forum against the world (except for two out of twelve persons on the YouTube videos).

 

  • Edited April 13, 2018 4:17 am  by  gjones2two
 

 
From: The Moth (Cecropian)Apr-13 6:27 AM 
To: gjones2two  (4 of 13) 
 1500.4 in reply to 1500.3 

Well, that's how I learned to pronounce it many years ago when I was a youngster.  It's possible that it's an Ohioism though.

 

 

 
From: MerlinsDad Posted by hostApr-13 7:14 AM 
To: gjones2two  (5 of 13) 
 1500.5 in reply to 1500.1 

as the Great Moth says

 

 
From: gjones2twoApr-13 7:18 AM 
To: MerlinsDad  (6 of 13) 
 1500.6 in reply to 1500.5 

We're starting to turn the tide.

 


 

 

 
From: MerlinsDad Posted by hostApr-13 7:22 AM 
To: gjones2two  (7 of 13) 
 1500.7 in reply to 1500.6 

the hy drain ya always sounds a bit affected to me because it is not common here

 

 
From: niteowl410Apr-13 9:23 AM 
To: gjones2two  (8 of 13) 
 1500.8 in reply to 1500.3 

I agree with The Moth, that is how I say it in Iowa. 

 

 
From: gjones2twoApr-14 10:07 AM 
To: All  (9 of 13) 
 1500.9 in reply to 1500.8 

Thanks to everyone for the responses.

 

 

 
From: The Moth (Cecropian)Apr-15 11:54 PM 
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 1500.10 in reply to 1500.9 

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