John L wrote:benissimus,
Thank you for your answer. Are there anymore distinct differences between the sounds of letters that are as obvious as the V sounding like a a W? I can see I need a good reliable grammar course made simple.
The final -m of words is nasalized.
classicalclarinet wrote:Exactly how much is it nasalized? An old-ish tape I got from the library that teaches poetry reading says those really nasalized, like French. That seemed too much to me, since the -m words sounded distinctly different that others.
classicalclarinet wrote:Well, that depends.. if you like to confuse your friends, say "Weni, Widi, Wici" But if you want to be understood, "Veni, Vidi, Vici"
Ecclesistical Pronounciation treats 'v' as English I think.
I don't believe that there exists the letter 'w' in classical latin.
Meowth wrote:not the letter but the sound, doesn't it ?
Meowth wrote:i'm getting confused... i always thought it's like an "u" or soft "w" to pronounce "v"