pster wrote:I actually have to worry about it because I am working on some instructional materials.
No, I would absolutely advice against that. Especially "eum" pronounced with a dipthong I would regard as an error, unless it happens to be in some rare verse in poetry where such a pronunciation is necessary. (I don't know if such a verse even exists; all examples of "eum" I can find in poetry are unquestionably disyllabic.)pster wrote:If I go with D'ooge on ii, should I also treat ei and eum as one syllable?
Alatius wrote:especially if that is how they are written.
am I to understand that if one encounters a word with an "eu" or an "ei" in a prose text one cannot directly tell whether it is a diphthong or not?