rustymason wrote:I have listened to some of the acclaimed audio of "properly" spoken ancient Greek and cannot believe that scholars have yet discovered the right sound which would have made so many claim Greek was a beautiful sounding language. Myself, I am constantly trying out new accents, combining Swedish and Chinese or Japanese pitch accents with Welsh and French pronunciations. These utterances come closer to something my modern European ears would prefer. I wonder how others' experiments along these lines have turned out.
rustymason wrote:I have listened to some of the acclaimed audio of "properly" spoken ancient Greek . . .
rustymason wrote:Perhaps I am unable to separate myself from my environment and time. But I have listened to many recordings of ancient Greek, none of which I could listen to without wincing. We are told that foreigners heard a beautiful song of a language when listening to the Greeks speak. Unfortunately, this foreigner cannot report the same. No offense, just being honest.
rustymason wrote:I feel like such a heretic.
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