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How do you pronounce it ?

Not sure if there is a proper way,  I've heard "professional" gardeners use both.


How do you pronounce it ? 31 votes

Clem-a-tis
87%
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Cle-ma(y)-tis
12%
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,945
    Clem May tis but I’m a bit common😀 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Can I vote for both as I use both?  If someone brings the subject up and pronounces it one way, than that's what I'll use for the rest of that conversation!
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,170
    Clem-a-tis
    "Clem-may-tis" makes my teeth ache.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    Clem-a-tis
    I'm with you 100% @Fire 😖
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PurpleRosePurpleRose North YorkshirePosts: 538
    Cle-ma(y)-tis
    I say Clemaytis. Never heard it said Clematis 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    Clem-a-tis
    Hyd ray ngea  sets my teeth on edge too 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    Clem-a-tis
    And what about anenonenmees?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,170
    Clem-a-tis
    Hy-drain-ja ?
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    Clem-a-tis
    Sounds plumbing problem related
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,170
    edited March 2020
    Clem-a-tis
    My hy-drain-jas have plumbing problems.

    Nick Bailey with the ears, from Gardeners' World says cli-may-tis. And he was head of the Chelsea Physic Garden etc.
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