Since word order can't always be relied upon, is this simply an "art" that's learned with practice, of distinguishing the ambiguities? I assume, like English, sometimes it's simply difficult to resolve the ambiguities, no matter how comfortable you are with the language.
For pronunciation, I've found a number of sources on the web with recordings in MP3 format (some I've found from this forum). I'm a bit confused, though. The books I have (Wheelock's Latin and Reading Latin by Jones & Sidwell) both state the the latin 'v', as a consonant is pronounced like an English 'w' but almost all the recordings I've heard have a very english 'v'-like pronunciation. Are these incorrect or is the sound more of a cross between v and w?
pedrito wrote:Since word order can't always be relied upon, is this simply an "art" that's learned with practice, of distinguishing the ambiguities?
Michaelyus wrote:Wouldn't it be a voiced bilabial fricative (like a B or V between vowels in Spanish) followed by a voiced lateral-palatal approximant (as in French huile?)
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