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Gnaeus

Postby spqr » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:58 am

How is this name pronounced?
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Re: Gnaeus

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:01 pm

Good question. I originally wrote that both the G and N were pronounced, but I really have no sources on this. It could have been pronounced with that same nasalized sound that we find is words like magnus... but I don't really think it did; that makes it quite difficult to pronounce, and feels like it should trigger elision.

Unless someone insists otherwise, I recommend pronouncing both as hard.
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Re: Gnaeus

Postby Dominus » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:58 pm

See I would just do it a 'Gn' in 'Gnocchi' (N-y-ork-ie). Its a nasal sound. So for me it would sound like:
(N-y-ie-oos)

But thats only because saying it as (G-Nie-oos) is quite hard.
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Re: Gnaeus

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:19 pm

Dominus wrote:See I would just do it a 'Gn' in 'Gnocchi' (N-y-ork-ie). Its a nasal sound. So for me it would sound like:
(N-y-ie-oos)

But thats only because saying it as (G-Nie-oos) is quite hard.


Hm, interesting. Is English your first language? Because for me, using a hard G is easier by far.
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Re: Gnaeus

Postby Dominus » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:02 pm

Sceptra Tenens wrote:
Dominus wrote:See I would just do it a 'Gn' in 'Gnocchi' (N-y-ork-ie). Its a nasal sound. So for me it would sound like:
(N-y-ie-oos)

But thats only because saying it as (G-Nie-oos) is quite hard.


Hm, interesting. Is English your first language? Because for me, using a hard G is easier by far.


Yer, English is my first language, but I have had the luck to have been born into an Italian family.
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