CLEMatiS, cleMAHtis, cleMAYtis ...
jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Sun Apr 7 14:32:10 UTC 2002
Yeh, that's what I meant!
--- Beverly Flanigan <flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU>
> Isn't there a fourth pronunciation as well? Around
> here we say 'clemAEtis'
> (AE as in 'cat').
> At 04:29 PM 4/6/02 -0500, you wrote:
> >I would guess that the second and third
> pronunciations you list are spelling
> >pronunciations brought into being by non-gardeners
> who had never heard it
> >pronounced. The same thing happened with the word
> 'gratis' which was
> >historically GRAY tis, but is mostly GRAT is, now,
> or for those who love
> >their Latin--GRAH tis.
> >Dale Coye
> >The College of NJ
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