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That Latin Radio Sounds Spanish.

Postby daddion » Thu Apr 03, 2003 3:33 am

Is it supposed to sound like Spanish. It is probably obvious to you at this point that I know ZERO about Latin, but I am trying get as much information as I can.<br /><br />Here is Latin radio:<br /><br />http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/trans.html<br /><br />Is this the way that Latin is supposed to sound?<br /><br />Can anyone recommend an online Real Audio or other audio format pronuciation?<br /><br />Thanks.
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Re:That Latin Radio Sounds Spanish.

Postby Elucubrator » Thu Apr 17, 2003 10:41 pm

The best study of the pronunciation of classical Latin is a book called Vox Latina by W. Sidney Allen. <br /><br />Yes, Latin does sound somewhat like Spanish and Italian, particularly in the quality of vowels which are identical. There are differences in some of the consonants. If you have never heard Latin spoken or read well, then your observation is a good one. ;)<br /><br />vale,<br /><br />-S.
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