[quote author=Lumen_et_umbra link=board=3;threadid=424;start=15#3585 date=1060640188]<br />Italian pronunciation is not really similar to that of Latin at all.<br /><br />For instance, in Italian, the letter c, followed by an i or an e, makes a ch sound. <br /><br />E.G. Piacere Pee-AH-chay-ray<br />(Latin always pronounces the c as a k)<br />cito - Kit-aw<br /><br />And, in Italian, the three letters "gli" are pronounced as the -lli- in million when two vowels surround the three letters.<br /><br />Also, most of the time, Italian vowels are pronounced long, whereas, vowels in Latin - without a macron - are pronounced short. Besides these, there are many other pronunciation rules in Italian that conflict with those of Latin. <br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />Very true, but the vowels are still almost exactly the same and most of the consonants haven't changed too drastically. I actually think that Spanish has preserved Latin better than Italian, but that is open to debate. The main thing is that Italian or Spanish sound more like Latin than any other language does.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae