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From: gjones2two4/12/18 11:34 PM 
To: All  (1 of 14) 

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)4/12/18 11:52 PM 
To: gjones2two  (2 of 14) 
 1500.2 in reply to 1500.1 




From: gjones2two4/13/18 4:15 AM 
To: The Moth (Cecropian)  (3 of 14) 
 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)4/13/18 6:27 AM 
To: gjones2two  (4 of 14) 
 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 host4/13/18 7:14 AM 
To: gjones2two  (5 of 14) 
 1500.5 in reply to 1500.1 

as the Great Moth says


From: gjones2two4/13/18 7:18 AM 
To: MerlinsDad  (6 of 14) 
 1500.6 in reply to 1500.5 

We're starting to turn the tide.




From: MerlinsDad Posted by host4/13/18 7:22 AM 
To: gjones2two  (7 of 14) 
 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: niteowl4104/13/18 9:23 AM 
To: gjones2two  (8 of 14) 
 1500.8 in reply to 1500.3 

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


From: gjones2two4/14/18 10:07 AM 
To: All  (9 of 14) 
 1500.9 in reply to 1500.8 

Thanks to everyone for the responses.



From: The Moth (Cecropian)4/15/18 11:54 PM 
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