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Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby jamesbath » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:08 pm

Hi,

I am beginning to learn Latin now, at age 58. Can somebody direct me to a source that audibly voices Latin words? I am studying Wheelock's Latin and Hans H. Orberg's Lingva Latina, Pars I, Familia Romana. Obviously, to hear some of these words spoken aloud would be invaluable to the learning process.

Can some one point me to sound files, online Latin dictionaries with audio capabilities, CD ROMS, etc?

Thanks.
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby Swth\r » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:09 pm

Salve, mi amice. (High, my friend)

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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby jamesbath » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:05 pm

Great link! Thanks (gratias?) for this rich resource.
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby Trimalchio » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:49 pm

There's a radio station of some sort that only speaks Latin on the web. I forget the URL but I'm sure Google could help you.
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby jamesbath » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:13 am

Thanks for that tip.

I stumbled across a blog at -- http://blog.dickinson.edu/?cat=815 -- where excerpts from poems of Horace, Ovid, Vergil, and others are written in Latin, read in English translation, and then read again in Latin, slowly. It's very nice to follow the words visually while listening to them recited.
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby Gonzalo » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:56 am

Trimalchio wrote:There's a radio station of some sort that only speaks Latin on the web. I forget the URL but I'm sure Google could help you.

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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby Alatius » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:54 am

I'm keeping a list of links to recordings online here. There are also a not so few recordings using italianate pronunciation on the net, but I have only included sites which use the restored classical pronunciation.
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby jamesbath » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:07 pm

Alatius wrote:I'm keeping a list of links to recordings online here. There are also a not so few recordings using italianate pronunciation on the net, but I have only included sites which use the restored classical pronunciation.


Great information. Thanks. I have some of it playing right now in the background.

I obviously came to the right place, textkit.com and this forum, for a quality education in Latin. My wife and I are both very happy we found the site and excited about everyone's input into this discussion thread.

Thanks!
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby Gonzalo » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:27 pm

jamesbath wrote:Hi,

I am beginning to learn Latin now, at age 58. Can somebody direct me to a source that audibly voices Latin words? I am studying Wheelock's Latin and Hans H. Orberg's Lingva Latina, Pars I, Familia Romana. Obviously, to hear some of these words spoken aloud would be invaluable to the learning process.

Can some one point me to sound files, online Latin dictionaries with audio capabilities, CD ROMS, etc?

Thanks.


Hi,

I have no experience with the audio offered by Orberg himself at http://www.pullins.com/txt/LinguaLatina.htm#set_1 but I've heard that they are fairly good ones and they've been recorded by Orberg himself. I encourage you to follow and post every doubt which arises.
I also highly recommend Alatius' and Metrodorus' sites.

Regards,
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby adrianus » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:02 pm

Salve JacobeBalneum.
I really like Orberg's recordings. They're great models.
Mihi maximè placent impressiones sonituum apud Orberg. Admirabilia sunt ut exemplaria.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby Estoniacus Inoriginale » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:51 pm

http://www.poetaexmachina.net/

This is the only Latin text to speech audio program. It is as good as can be, aside from lack of nasalized final m vowels and the elision and synaloepha have little variation. In nonmetric text it should vary the compresse forms a bit, which it does not, other than that it at times has mistakes in vowel quanity. But if the maker of this post ends up pronouncing Latin like that text to speech converter, he will be well off.
OINOM ANNOM STVDIAVEI DINGVAM LATINAM OREIGENEBOS VARIONS
HANCE SICNATOVRAM VIDETE ET REDITE

ITEM BOLVNTAS BIXET BERITAS BIVAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxc0qxl4Hfk&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby adrianus » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:08 pm

It's not the only one, Estoniacus Inoriginale. I have build a more powerful one that's been working for three years (and I've published on it) and I know of another (using the MBROLA engine http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/mbrola.html).
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I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby Estoniacus Inoriginale » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:41 pm

Thanks for letting us know! It will be cool if it gets online somewhere sometime. I could use another one, because the one I posted a link to is too androgynous.
OINOM ANNOM STVDIAVEI DINGVAM LATINAM OREIGENEBOS VARIONS
HANCE SICNATOVRAM VIDETE ET REDITE

ITEM BOLVNTAS BIXET BERITAS BIVAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxc0qxl4Hfk&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby jamesbath » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:18 pm

Gonzalo wrote:I have no experience with the audio offered by Orberg himself at http://www.pullins.com/txt/LinguaLatina.htm#set_1 but I've heard that they are fairly good ones and they've been recorded by Orberg himself. I encourage you to follow and post every doubt which arises.
I also highly recommend Alatius' and Metrodorus' sites.


Very impressive information: the websites as well as the Orberg demo. Thanks a bunch. I'll order the CD pretty soon.
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby jambus572 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:44 pm

Wow, that radio station is really good!
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Re: Nuntii Latini

Postby rustymason » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:00 pm

Oops, never mind. How do I delete this post?
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby persequor » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:29 am

Anybody like the pronunciation used by greeklatinaudio.com for the Vulgate? The site uses a pronunciation similar to modern Latin American Spanish.

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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby Lex » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:47 am

Rusty,

After you make a post, there are a bunch of little icons in the upper right hand corner of your post. One of them is an X, like the one in the upper right hand corner of a Windows application, that closes the app. Clicking on that X should delete the post, as long as no other posts follow or responds to it. Otherwise, I'm not sure what the rules are.
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Re: Hearing Latin Pronounced?

Postby Lex » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:49 am

Or, now that I look at my last post, maybe not. Textkit had to make a fool of me, as if I don't do that easily enough all by myself. Where did the X icons go to?
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