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Thread: How do YOU pronounce Celandine?
January 23rd, 2014 08:42 PM #1
How do YOU pronounce Celandine?
My husband and I pronounce it Se-lan-deyen (rhymes with valentine and clementine) since that is always how I have been taught to pronounce the plant name, however I have seen some name sites pronounce it Se-lan-deen. How do you pronounce it?Mommy of Juniper Teagan & Pyrus Nikolai
Catkin Winifred, Celandine Ceridwen, Nettle Chiyo, Pennyroyal Matilda, Dandelion Jane
Fox Atticus, Huckleberry Ivan, Senna Lazarus, Bramble Gideon, Thistle Dorian
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January 23rd, 2014 08:58 PM #3Senior Member
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January 23rd, 2014 09:25 PM #5
I take my cue from Cicely Mary Barker, author and illustrator of The Flower Fairies. "Celandine" rhymes with "shine."
Before the hawthorn leaves unfold,
Or buttercups put forth their gold,
By every sunny footpath shine
The stars of Lesser Celandine.
-- Nephele (thinking that it's probably time to resurrect my Flower Fairies anagrammed names topic...)
January 24th, 2014 07:21 AM #7~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
January 24th, 2014 09:29 AM #9
Lovely! Thanks for the poem.Ronja ♥ Julius ♥ Leonore ♥ Frederick ♥ Harriet ♥ Clemens ♥ Elisabeth ♥ Ivor ♥ Linnea ♥ Elliot