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an higher &c

Postby Lavrentivs » Tue May 01, 2012 4:34 pm

How would one pronounce this; with an almost mute h?
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Re: an higher &c

Postby adrianus » Tue May 01, 2012 9:21 pm

No, with an aspirated "h", just as with "an heroic".
Minimé, per h aspiratam sonitur, sicut etiam "an heroic".
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: an higher &c

Postby Lavrentivs » Thu May 03, 2012 6:51 pm

Is "an heroic" still normal? What about an universal? I suppose u is pronounced without a j?
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Re: an higher &c

Postby adrianus » Fri May 04, 2012 12:16 am

"An higher" is rather archaic, "an heroic" not ususual, but "an universal" (without j) would be eccentric these days, I would say.
Archaicius primum, non alienum secundum, aberratio hodie tertium, dicam.
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