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Latin "r"

Postby Keesa » Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:14 pm

I'm confused about the pronunciation of the Latin "r"-am I supposed to roll it, the way you do in French (bonjour, au revoir), or leave it short, the way you do in English (or, short), or does it matter? <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby Skylax » Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:31 pm

It doesn't really matter. Italian is maybe the nearest to Latin in pronouncing "r".
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby klewlis » Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:22 pm

[quote author=Skylax link=board=3;threadid=319;start=0#2170 date=1059485505]<br />It doesn't really matter. Italian is maybe the nearest to Latin in pronouncing "r".<br />[/quote]<br /><br />so then, how does italian do it?
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby Skylax » Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:27 pm

They roll it. Remember "Bona seRRa, SignoRRina..."
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby klewlis » Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:29 pm

that's unfortunate, since i am physically incapable of rolling my r's. (well, "physically incapable" may not be exactly true... but i remember trying and trying as a child and as a spanish student and being entirely unable to do it...).
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby Skylax » Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:36 pm

I don't roll the "r" either. I pronounce the "r" like in French. Pronounce it like it is pronounced in your native language. It doesn't matter.
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby Episcopus » Tue Jul 29, 2003 7:14 pm

[quote author=Skylax link=board=3;threadid=319;start=0#2183 date=1059492978]<br />I don't roll the "r" either. I pronounce the "r" like in French. Pronounce it like it is pronounced in your native language. It doesn't matter.<br />[/quote]<br /><br /> :o<br /><br />Your Latin is awesome...but how is it possible that "regina" is "chegina"?
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby Skylax » Tue Jul 29, 2003 8:54 pm

My Latin is a written language. But be sure that, from now, for your ears' sake, il will shout REGINA like a true Roman, and the walls will come tumbling down.<br /><br />Audisne vocem meam ? :)
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby ingrid70 » Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:05 pm

puto te audivisse. But I'm a little closer to you I think :)<br /><br />Ingrid
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby Episcopus » Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:07 pm

audio. est magna et causa multae tristitiae in casã meã. <br />nunc gallinae meae tibi nõn favent quamquam lingua tua sit bona...cogito...nam ego semper Latinè dicere nõn possum, sed mox dicam...<br /><br />et mater et filius sunt infirmus eõ vir qui finitimum domiciliõ episcopi saepe vocãbat. eõ episcopõ ã Skylax nocèbãtur.<br /><br />(All that I can say = translate Skylax!!)
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby Skylax » Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:23 pm

Did I harm the bishop ? :-[
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby Episcopus » Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:36 pm

non laetus sum
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby chad » Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:16 am

hi klewlis, if you can't roll the letter r now, it doesn't mean you can't learn. one of my friends went to live in indonesia for a year, where not being able to roll the r is considered a speech impediment. but she couldn't do it at all... after a month's practice on her own though, she got it perfectly.<br /><br />it's worth trying... cheers, chad. :)
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Re:Latin "r"

Postby benissimus » Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:40 am

They definitely rolled it, but probably not to the degree of the Spanish double-r. The fact that the letter R's nickname was the littera canina for the sound it makes is evidence enough.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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