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Postby Augustus Secondus » Sat Sep 04, 2004 7:55 pm

Could I get a list of the letters of the Latin Alphabet and each letter's pronunciation (id est: a=ah,b=beh, etc.), or a link to a page with audio files of letter pronunciation? I would greatly appreciate it because I have yet to find any page on the internet with it listed.
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Postby classicalclarinet » Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:04 pm

are you learning from a textbook? if so, there should be a page or two to guide your pronounciation. If not, you can look at the grammars posted here on the site.
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Postby Augustus Secondus » Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:08 pm

classicalclarinet wrote:are you learning from a textbook? if so, there should be a page or two to guide your pronounciation. If not, you can look at the grammars posted here on the site.


I am talking about how to pronounce letters as if you are "singing" the alphabet the way the Romans would have. The textbook I am using shows only how to pronounce the letters when used in words.
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Postby classicalclarinet » Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:24 pm

ohh!!! I see. I think the grammar Allen & Greenough tells you that, in the first page.
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Postby Michaelyus » Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:57 pm

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Postby benissimus » Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:48 pm


I think this page is correct, but beware they don't mention the tricky pronunciation of qu which is the same as if it were spelt cu.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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Postby ingrid70 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:50 pm

benissimus wrote:I think this page is correct, but beware they don't mention the tricky pronunciation of qu which is the same as if it were spelt cu.


always? I know that equus can be written as ecus, but I thought that in words like aqua, the u was pronounced as a consonant.
What's your source?

Just curious...
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Postby benissimus » Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:08 pm

ingrid70 wrote:
benissimus wrote:I think this page is correct, but beware they don't mention the tricky pronunciation of qu which is the same as if it were spelt cu.


always? I know that equus can be written as ecus, but I thought that in words like aqua, the u was pronounced as a consonant.
What's your source?

Just curious...
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No, not at all! Just the name of the Letter is pronounced "coo" or Latine "cu", even though it is spelt qu.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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Postby ingrid70 » Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:11 am

OK, I misunderstood

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