uberdwayne wrote:daivid wrote:His recordings IMO sound excellent.
Where can I go to hear his recordings, do you have a link?
uberdwayne wrote:Is there a big difference between Buth and Rico?
uberdwayne wrote:I know that this thread has been out for a while, but I found this video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPlpphT7n9s
It's about english, put the principles in this video are very interesting, especially when we apply it to greek pronunciation.
what do you think?
Markos wrote:To bring Erasmian into this discussion, you have to replace Shakespeare with Chaucer, since learning modern English WOULD allow you to internalize Shakespeare (but not Chaucer) in a way that learning Modern Greek would NOT allow you to internalize Ancient Greek. To internalize Chaucer, you would have to learn to speak Middle English, and here you would have your choice of pronunciations. Let's say you were a Spaniard who wanted only to read Chaucer but had no interest in learning Modern English. You could decide that you DID want to learn to speak Middle English, because reading only would not cause the fluency you seek. You would have to decide how to pronounce Chaucer. You could do so by trying to reconstruct how Chaucer was spoken. This would work fine. Or you could speak Chaucer with a Modern English accent. This would work fine. Or you could come up with a mixed pronunciation scheme, where some graphs were pronounced from different periods in the history of English pronunciations, to cut down on homophones as much as possible. You could even tailor this to make is easy for Spaniards to pronounce. The result, like Erasmian, would not be "historically accurate," but it, too, would work just fine.
uberdwayne wrote:Funny story...
I have hired a private tutor to teach me Hebrew, been doing it for about 6 weeks now and its going great! However, today my Hebrew instructor has commented/scolded me for pronouncing my vowels with too many "ee" sounds.
I attribute that to my modern greek pronunciation. LOL
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